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Joe Carr on Energy & Oil

 


Drill offshore and onshore

We must drill offshore, drill domestically, curb the EPA and reform the permitting process for nuclear energy production. Taking these steps will help us become more energy independent from regions of the world that do not share our pro-freedom interests We possess all of the energy resources we need right here in America, and it's unacceptable that leaders in Washington have succumbed to environmental extremism, anti-capitalist legislation and political correctness and made us dependent on energy sources from other countries. The Department of Energy (DOE) has become the primary culprit for reducing our energy independence. The DOE has spent billions on researching alternative energy sources that are not commercially viable or cost effective. The federal government must not be in the business of picking winners and losers by funding risky companies such as Solyndra and Fisker with taxpayer dollars. That enables cronyism, and there's enough of that in Washington already.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, www.carrfortn.com, "Issues" , Nov 1, 2013

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