Friday, April 15, 2011

Rep. Scott Tipton – “We need an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy plan”

U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CD3), Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, Thursday held a hearing to highlight the crippling effects of high fuel prices on small business and the vital need for an all-of-the-above energy approach to ease this cost burden on entrepreneurs.

“As a former small business owner, I know firsthand how detrimental skyrocketing fuel prices can be on the ledger,” said Tipton. “Congress must not remain idle on this critical issue. We need an ‘all-of-the-above’ plan that conserves energy, invests in alternative and renewable sources of energy, increases refining capacity here in America, and allows more of our natural resources to be used for our energy production. Not only would this reduce energy prices, it would also create thousands of high-quality American jobs. We should be using skilled American workers to produce American energy instead of reliance on volatile foreign oil.

“I will be working hard with my colleagues to help small businesses by pursuing policies that lower the cost of fuel and bring America closer to energy independence—without raising taxes.”

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