Gas Prices and a Real “All of the Above” Energy Strategy

By February 29, 2012Energy

Gas prices are starting to dominate the news again.  Manufacturers, like all Americans feel the pinch of rising gas prices.  Why do manufacturers care?  We use one-third of the energy consumed in the U.S. and rely heavily on moving goods. 

Manufacturers disagree with President Obama’s so called solutions on how to bring prices down.  This is why Washington needs to get serious about a real “all of the above” approach to energy. This approach shouldn’t demonize energy producers as it won’t solve the problem. 

Raising taxes on energy producers isn’t going to solve the problem either.  What we need is expanded access to our vast natural resources and the ability to work with our neighboring countries for more sources of energy.

If President Obama is serious about an “all of the above” approach to energy his Administration needs to move forward with approving permits including the Keystone XL pipeline and expanding our domestic sources of energy.

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