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Latta Provides a Roadmap for Energy Reform

Washington, March 11, 2011 | Izzy Santa ((202) 226-4356)
Tags: Energy

In anticipation of further rising energy prices, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced an energy resolution, H. Res. 162, today that lowers energy prices and creates jobs. The seven-point platform illustrates a comprehensive energy reform plan; the specific points are as follows:

  • Take advantage of America’s abundant domestic coal supply.
  • Utilize recent technological innovations to exploit America’s vast supply of natural gas.
  • Increase America’s domestic oil production and refining capacity.
  • Expand use of renewable and alternative energy sources, with a focus on safe and clean nuclear energy.
  • Promote and provide incentives for improving conservation and energy efficiency.
  • Expand and promote additional research and development through new and innovative methods such as public-private partnerships.
  • Reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil through consumer awareness with respect to increasing energy efficiency and available alternate fuel sources.

“The bill encourages an “all of the above” approach to energy, aiming to increase domestic oil production while reducing dependence on foreign supplies, resulting in greater security and lower energy prices across the board. With the latest jobless numbers and fuel price increases, we know Ohioans can’t afford gas that is 65 cents higher from a year ago,” said Congressman Latta.

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