Energy Security

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All of the Above Strategy

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 the Vice Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressman Blackburn makes sure their needs are represented in Washington.

Congressman Blackburn opposes President Obama’s Clean Power Plan that will weaken America’s energy security and raise the price of electricity for hardworking Americans. She knows the EPA is willing to implement this scheme without conducting proper cost-benefit analysis and in spite of Congress’ expressed opposition. Marsha Blackburn will continue to fight against the EPA’s bureaucratic overreach and to restore Congressional authority. She knows that cheap and reliable energy is crucial to restoring our economic strength. Energy makes the American way-of-life possible. Without it, we cannot work a computer, power manufacturing, operate an ultrasound machine, or even drive to work. She knows we need to pursue clean, economical and responsible energy options that ensure we have access to the energy we need – including natural gas, nuclear, and coal. We should not allow ourselves to be hamstrung by the environmental lobby that pushes winners and losers at the expense of the American people.

Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Marsha Blackburn speaks on the House floor about her efforts to stop EPA overreach and the need to promote energy innovation like the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Nuclear facility:

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