“Eastern Washington is Uniquely Positioned to Benefit
from a ‘More of Everything’ Energy Strategy”
Spokane, WA – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) continued her “Jobs and Energy Tour” of Eastern Washington by touring Avista, McKinstry, ReliOn, and the Upriver Dam today. At each stop, the Congresswoman discussed the future of energy policy with job creators and employees, and how Spokane can grow as a leader in this critical part of America’s economy.
“Considering that energy prices have doubled in the past two years – and we import over half of our energy from foreign countries (many of them hostile to our interests) – we need a bold, comprehensive strategy to increase domestic energy production,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers. “By removing federal restrictions on domestic energy production, we can lower energy prices, achieve energy independence, and create millions of jobs.”
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, champions a “more of everything” energy strategy. She favors increasing domestic production of traditional fuels – such as oil and natural gas – while also increasing production of alternative energies – such as solar, wind, nuclear power, biofuels, and hydrogen fuel cells. As the founder of the Congressional Hydropower Caucus, she is also a leading champion of hydropower as a clean and reliable energy source.
“As the home of a large and diverse supply of energy, Eastern Washington is uniquely positioned to benefit from a serious effort at energy independence. We’re also blessed with the greatest resource of all – the talent of an innovative workforce. With these Spokane-based companies in the lead, I’m excited by the future of American energy.”