In 2022, the cost for fuel and electricity production has skyrocketed in New Hampshire. This is hurting working families, our businesses, and our economy.
The Biden administration has declared war on domestic oil and gas exploration and production while at the same time he has begged Russia and Saudi Arabia for fuel imports. President Biden even asked Venezuela to sell oil to the U.S. We don’t even recognize Venezuela’s government as legitimate because of its stolen election. This is both hypocritical and dangerous for America. We should not depend on unfriendly foreign countries to supply the energy we need to grow our economy. We can buy energy from some of our neighbors, such as Canada, but we should not become energy-dependent on countries that are not liberal democracies and are not friendly to our country.
We should strive for energy independence which has been the goal of every presidential administration, both Republican and Democrat, since the 1970’s OPEC oil embargo. For the first time ever, President Trump made us energy independent and my opponent Ann Kuster opposed that independence. She supports Biden’s war on oil and gas. A vote for Kuster is a vote for higher gas prices at the pump, more expensive home heating oil and higher electricity rates.
Let’s restore our energy security by ending the war on domestic energy production. Let’s restart the Keystone pipeline that Biden shut down on his first day in White House. Let’s allow increased oil leasing on public lands. We need to cut unnecessary regulations in order to provide long term stability for energy businesses. Only with such stability, we will see increased energy production and investments. Let us be open to using ALL energy sources including oil, gas, coal, nuclear power, and renewables.
Innovative and sustainable energy solutions will not occur when our economy is wrecked by imprudent energy policies and over regulation. While I also support alternative energy sources such as wind and solar, these options have to be technically and financially viable for our state and country. We should be striving to make energy more affordable, not less. We do not need the fantasy solutions of my opponent Ann Kuster – who supports the bad energy ideas of Biden, Pelosi and AOC. We need smart and reliable energy solutions that yield inexpensive energy that is good for New Hampshire and our nation, now and into the future.