Energy is on the minds of many individuals. In the heart of the 7th District lies the rural engine of Tennessee’s economy. Our state is home to men and women who spend every day working the land. Tennesseans are the true environmentalists and conservationists, those for whom clean air and clean water isn’t an abstract notion, but the vital force that keeps our staple crops growing. These individuals are also among the hardest hit by escalating energy prices. As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressman Blackburn makes sure their needs are represented in Washington.
Tennesseans are tired of having the family budget used as a laboratory for experimental environmental policy and they are tired of hearing the “pay more, drive less” solution. Tennesseans do not have that option. There isn’t a commuter train that connects Waynesboro to Clifton, nor is there a subway system to whisk passengers from one end of Memphis to the other.
To bring down the price at the pump and keep the economy going, we need a menu of clean, responsible energy options; not winners and losers chosen by the environmental lobby.