Reps. Price and Kennedy

By January 31, 2006General

Reps. Price (GA-6) and Kennedy (MN-6) have joined us and again the discussion returns to Energy.

Rep. Price: “I’ve got legislation to focus our energy policy to move us in a direction of less dependency on mideast oil. We need to focus on alternative fuels and decreasing regulations as well, for refineries. We need to increase our nuclear energy capacity and reduce the regulations on nuclear facilities to reduce the 8-10 year time span it takes to get a nuclear plant online.

Kennedy: The House passed the first energy bill in 20 years. It was a start and we do need to do more. Natural gas prices are hurting us indeed. We’ve passed a refinery bill but we’re waiting on the Senate. We need an energy plan not just for economic reasons but for security reasons as well.