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America is a country rich in energy resources and emerging technologies, and I support an all-of-the-above energy strategy that encourages domestic production, reduces our dependency on foreign oil and explores alternative energy solutions.

Oil and natural gas production has shaped Oklahoma’s economy since shortly after statehood, and it continues to do so today. While I am supportive of our traditional energy producers and protective of the thousands they employ, I have also supported tax credits that promote renewable energy development—like wind power—and incentivize consumers to use renewable and alternative fuels.

Hampering domestic energy production is not the path towards a robust economy and job growth. Under the Obama Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) worked to formulate a national plan to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Such drastic changes in energy policy would have had damaging consequences on our economy, including a dramatic increase in electricity prices. I am pleased to be working with the Trump Administration to roll back these disastrous policies and replace them with commonsense regulations that will protect our environment, while not hurting small energy producing companies that help promote Oklahoma’s economy.

More on Energy

May 14, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) joined dozens of House Republicans in sending a letter, led by Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07), to President Biden in response to a cybersecurity attack on the Colonial Pipeline Company, which forced the 5,500-mile pipeline offline and caused massive gasoline supply shortages across the southeast United States.
February 8, 2021 Weekly Columns
Since President Joe Biden was sworn into office just a few weeks ago, he has signed a flurry of executive orders in an attempt to undo many policies of the previous administration. In fact, he has issued more executive orders than any other new president in American history.
January 27, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s energy policy plan for the United States, including a misguided moratorium on new oil, gas and coal leasing and permitting on federal lands.
August 25, 2020 News Stories
While the U.S. is one of the world’s top geothermal energy resources, the technology remains largely untapped across many areas of the country.
August 19, 2020 News Stories
Soon a team from this geology lab will head to California to study geothermal wells in a volcanic field using money from the U.S. Department of Energy.
March 19, 2020 Press Release
Moore, OK – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after President Donald Trump directed the Department of Energy to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to maximum capacity by purchasing American-made crude oil.
March 9, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – On Friday of last week, Congressmen Tom Cole (OK-04), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Kevin Hern (OK-01) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, urging the EPA to continue granting relief to small refineries in accordance with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
July 9, 2019 Weekly Columns

Regardless of political points of view, most Americans can agree that good stewardship of the earth and its precious resources is important. And I am always encouraged by the special efforts made by individuals, families and communities to do their part today to ensure a fruitful and beautiful world for generations to come.

April 16, 2019 Weekly Columns
It’s now been more than 100 days since Democrats have held the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. And from day one, House Democrats have misused that majority by playing political games, casting show votes and embracing radical ideas—instead of working in a bipartisan manner to craft legislation that can realistically become law in divided government.
July 27, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018.

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