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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 previous administrations, 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 committed to working 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

April 21, 2005 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Cole voted today for a bipartisan energy policy that will help decrease American's dependence on unstable foreign oil supplies and stimulate the national economy.
February 2, 2005 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole introduced legislation yesterday evening that will provide a tax credit for producing natural gas on-shore from a depth of more than 15,000 feet.
September 15, 2004 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – In an effort to make natural gas more affordable to American families, Congressman Tom Cole today introduced legislation aimed at increasing the supply of domestically produced natural gas.
June 25, 2004 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Cole announced today that the Energy and Water Appropriations legislation passed today in the House included over $17 million in projects for Oklahoma.
June 16, 2004 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Cole spoke in favor of H.R. 4517, the Refinery Revitalization Act of 2004 on the House floor today. This legislation which, provides incentives to increase our nation’s refining capacity for gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil and jet fuel, passed in the House, 239-192.
March 24, 2004 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – To build upon the work of the Speaker's Natural Gas Task Force, Congressman Cole has been appointed to the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) by Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
November 18, 2003 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today a House-Senate agreement on a comprehensive national energy policy was debated on the House floor. Congressman Cole voted for this bill that passed in the House, 246-180.
September 30, 2003 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Cole reiterated the need for increased reliance on domestic energy to decrease price volatility and ensure affordable heat and natural gas prices now and in the future.
August 19, 2003 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – On August 27, Congressman Tom Cole will host a Natural Gas Taskforce Meeting in the Blue Room at the State Capital beginning at 1:30 P.M.