Energy Independence and Gas Prices

President Biden’s disastrous economic and environmental policies have increased fuel prices to record highs. Shutting down the Keystone Pipeline, freezing natural resource exploration on our public lands, and the war in Ukraine have driven prices up. The US has the resources to be energy independent. Utah also has tremendous amounts of natural resources. Unfortunately, California and others have done their best to shut down coal, oil, and natural gas production. I am pleased to have voted for legislation that would protect the ability to use the natural resources found in Utah. I support technological advances but not at the cost of the government picking winners and losers. In addition to opening access to Utah’s fossil fuels, we should encourage and support innovation to have an all-of-the-above energy policy that ensures our energy independence—this is the true solution to tackle rising gas prices.