Energy

An “all of the above” approach to energy issues is what’s needed in a changing world. Oil and gas power the world. That’s reality. So, any change in how our energy demands are met needs to be market-driven and not dictated by Washington bureaucrats. Texas is a major oil and gas producer but we’re also number one in wind energy, for example. That innovation was brought about by free market thinking, not big government intervention.
"We eat all we can and we sell the rest.'' That is the slogan for the Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham, Texas, that makes the best ice cream in the world. With the U.S. overabundance of natural gas, especially in Texas, that...
Economic growth depends on job creators, not federal regulators. We need to increase access to affordable energy, not take energy options off the table. By requiring carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology that doesn’t...
Today, I had the privilege of meeting with some talented high school students in Lubbock. I visited Trinity Christian High School, where I presented senior Daniel Kale Wilsford with his appointment to the Military Academy...
I went into the House Chamber Tuesday night hopeful that the President would put forth real solutions to move our country forward. Instead, I heard more of the same rhetoric and policies that got us here in the first place...
In a poll released today regarding the race for Texas Railroad Commission, Ryan Sitton's campaign gained 4.25% from last week's poll. This week's poll shows Sitton at 17%. This week's poll of Republican Primary voters was...
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the United States is producing more crude oil than it imports. U.S. oil output is soaring due to the fracking boom in North Dakota and, yes, in Texas and some other areas. That is the...
Eleven thousand delegates attending the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Warsaw, Poland, November 11-22, to supposedly negotiate funding mechanisms for its 2009 Green Climate Fund to transfer $100 billion...
Let's face it... The energy industry in Texas is one of the main reasons why we are in such solid financial condition. Protecting that segment of our economy and helping energy companies create even more jobs and tax revenue...
I joined five of my colleagues today in launching the bipartisan Interstate 69 Congressional Caucus to raise awareness of the strategic importance of I-69 as a freight corridor. I will serve as a co-chair of this caucus with...
I can remember early June of 2012 when I was at the Republican Party of Texas’ convention in Fort Worth, Texas. I was representing Senate District 31 on the Platform Committee when we passed the “Dune Sage Brush Lizard”...
Vladimir Putin invaded Georgia. Now, the Russian bear is after Ukraine.Ukraine is almost totally dependent on Russia for energy. Russian imperialism has proven that it is willing to use gas as a political and economic weapon...
I spoke this morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC. Watch the entire speech below. I outlined a positive agenda that includes an American energy renaissance, repealing Obamacare,...
During his time as Texas State Representative, Wayne Christian, now a Republican candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission, authored five legislative bills that would put increased regulations on Texas oil and gas...
I issued the following statement reacting to the State Department’s Environmental Impact Study for the Keystone XL Pipeline:Now that the State Department has released its final Environmental Impact Study, it is time for the...
The new tower built around the 9/11 memorial is a reminder of American ingenuity and American resolve as a new and bigger tower is built on the real estate where the original towers were brought down. Consider the tower New...
This week, we’ll be voting on H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act. This is commonsense legislation that gives states that already regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the...
The European Climate Foundation based in The Hague, is a typical green--ignore the science--organization that uses United Nations meetings to push radical environmentalism to destroy liberties, kill jobs and industries, and...
The Texas Patriots PAC, located in The Woodlands, Texas, recently hosted an evening with Heritage Foundation President and former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint. He spoke to the group about the current federal government shutdown...
Houston oilfield engineer and small business owner, Ryan Sitton, announced his campaign for the Texas Railroad Commission this week in Houston. Sitton enters a crowded field of candidates running to fill the seat vacated by...
Thursday I launched the bipartisan Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Caucus along with three of my colleagues, Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA16), Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX06), and Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX34) to help...

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