Energy and Natural Resources

As chairman of the Senate Energy Subcommittee, I know America’s national and economic security depends on a balanced, comprehensive energy policy. We need to unleash American energy, including cleaner-burning natural gas that has created thousands of good-paying jobs for Louisiana families.

Lowering greenhouse gases is importantLouisiana loses a football field of land every 100 minutes due to erosion and rising sea levels. But we need serious solutions, not bumper sticker slogans. Half-baked ideas like the Green New Deal would evaporate jobs and actually increase global emissions by incentivizing manufacturing to move to high-emitting countries like China.

Louisiana and our country can be an example to the world by showing how we can expand cleaner-burning natural gas to create jobs and lower emissions at the same time.

America’s national and economic security depends on a balanced, comprehensive energy policy. We need to embrace American energy, including cleaner-burning natural gas that has created thousands of good-paying jobs for Louisiana families while lowering emissions.

Lowering greenhouse gases is importantLouisiana loses a football field of land every 100 minutes due to erosion and rising sea levels. But the challenge of lowering GLOBAL greenhouse gas emissions cannot be placed on the backs of American workers. Half-baked ideas like the Green New Deal would strip away jobs and actually increase global emissions by incentivizing manufacturing to move to high-emitting countries like China.

Louisiana and our country can be an example to the world by showing how we can expand cleaner-burning natural gas to create jobs and lower emissions at the same time.