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Allen Weh on Energy & Oil

 


Explore every potential energy source, including oil & gas

New Mexico is an energy state. It has enormous reserves of oil, natural gas, uranium, and coal that are supplemented by the wind and the sun. These are vast resources benefiting New Mexico and the rest of the US as a whole.

I fully support exploring every potential energy source that will make America less dependent on foreign oil, create jobs, and is compatible with our environment. But not subsidizing them with taxpayer dollars. These for-profit businesses need to grow on their own merits and in open competition in the free market.

Some forms of "green" energy show promise, but until they are in greater demand by the American public and the free market, we should not be trying to force or coerce Americans to rely on them. Furthermore, we should not be pursuing policies that punish a particular sector of the economy, such as oil and gas, just because it is robust, or because we want to drive costs up in order to force Americans to embrace something that is not yet commercially viable.

Source: 2014 New Mexico Senate campaign website, AllenWeh.com , Sep 1, 2014

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