Roy Morales on Energy and the Environment

Last Updated : Aug 03, 2010

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CAP and TRADE
I strongly oppose CAP AND TRADE. This National Energy Tax Bill will break the backs of Texans, especially Congressional District 29. With added costs businesses will have no choice but to lay off workers or shut down. Higher electricity costs will affect every consumer especially those on fixed incomes. The increase of 60 to 90 cents per gallon of gas will devastate your paycheck and destroy our economy.

 

Energy and Environment
I believe in the Institute for Energy Research’s principle “that free markets provide the most efficient and effective solutions to the world’s energy and environment challenges.” First, we must become an energy independent Nation again by using all of our traditional energy resources and new alternative energy sources. We must drill for oil and gas where it makes sense not where Congress tells us to drill. I will say yes to drill in ANWR which will produce 1 million barrels of oil a day and create over 750,000 jobs. I will push for new clean coal burning plants and the mining of oil shale. Every state must play a role and not just a select few. I will say “No” to Kyoto and “No” to mandatory carbon emissions controls. I also believe we should strive to be good environmental stewards of our planet by allowing industry to develop more cost effective alternative energy sources like wind, solar, nuclear, geothermal, hydroelectric and hydrogen.
 

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