Home > newsroom > Page
Hastings: Americans Need Governor Romney's Vision for American Energy Production, Can't Afford More Failed Obama Policies


WASHINGTON, D.C., August 23, 2012 - House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today released the following statement regarding Governor Mitt Romney’s comprehensive, true all-of-the-above energy plan to create millions of new jobs with American energy resources.

“For the last three and half years out-of-work Americans have been ignored, consumers have seen gasoline prices skyrocket and the American economy has been stifled thanks to President Obama’s failed energy policies. President Obama has gone out of his way to increase American dependence on dangerous foreign countries for energy by locking up America’s vast energy resources, waging a war on coal, placing a moratorium on 85 percent of offshore areas, slow-walking wind and solar development, and canceling energy leases while imposing onerous regulations for onshore oil and natural gas production. Because of President Obama, there is no question that America’s energy security is worse off that it was four years ago.

“The energy plan outlined by Governor Romney today is a comprehensive vision for the future of American energy production that stands in stark contrast to the Obama Administration’s failed no-new-energy, no-new-jobs strategy. Governor Romney understands robust, all-of-the-above American energy production will lead to new job creation, stronger American manufacturing and less dependence on unstable foreign countries for energy. The American people simply cannot afford another four years of energy policies that take the country in the wrong direction and weaken our national security.”

###

Printable PDF of this document


Contact: Jill Strait, Spencer Pederson or Crystal Feldman 202-226-9019

Latest News

Bishop, Amata: Hawaii Marine Monument Expansion is Unjustified, Devastating for Local Economies

Today, President Barack Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii by 442,781 square miles. Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Congre...... Read more

Bishop: National Park Service Centennial Serves as an Opportunity to Address Management Challenges

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement commemorating the Centennial of the National Park Service: “Our national parks are a uniquely American co...... Read more

President’s Maine Monument Decree Subverts Representative Democracy to Advance Elite Special Interests

Today, President Obama, despite opposition by Maine’s local residents and elected officials, unilaterally created a national monument in Maine’s North Woods. House Committee on Natural Resources Chair...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events