“In the future, energy security will be almost as important as defense” – Tony Blair

 I oppose Cap & Trade and any other energy limiting government system. I will also work diligently to reduce the energy costs for Tennesseans. I believe obtaining supply of our own energy in our own country is critical to the future economic independence and security of our nation. We must explore and utilize all options for supply of our energy needs including offshore drilling, coal, natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind, water, hydrogen, and any other forms available. There is plenty of free market demand for all of these sources. And while most Americans agree that such pursuits should be as environmentally friendly as possible, we cannot sacrifice American freedom or prosperity by forcing environmental solutions before the market will support them.