On January 20, 2009 the average price of a gallon of gasoline across the U.S. was just $1.84 a gallon. Since that time the price has spiked over $5 a gallon in some cases and will pass that mark again if we don’t take aggressive action NOW! Gas Can Man™ knows that high gasoline prices devastate our economy by suppressing economic growth, driving up the costs of food, goods and services and by putting even more pressure on struggling American families. We CAN do better! Look for Gas Can Man™ as he comes to your community spreading the word about how we Energize America! ™
1. Develop an “All of the Above” energy policy that means “ALL” energy options are aggressively pursued…more oil, natural gas, wind, solar, coal, methanol, biofuels, nuclear, hydroelectric, geothermal, fusion and more, including MORE CHOICE and COMPETITION!
2. Expedite the development, approval and construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Expedite the development, approval and construction of new, efficient and cleaner oil refineries within the U.S. Provide coastal states a share of federal royalty revenues as an incentive to allow offshore development of oil and natural gas resources.
3. End arbitrary, inefficient and selective subsidies; embrace free market options for the development and production of energy resources that can compete in the domestic and international markets.
4. Remove bureaucratic and legal barriers to responsible and efficient development of America’s oil (including shale oil) and natural gas resources offshore and on land. Require timely and transparent environmental review by government agencies; process drilling permits on federal lands in a fair and timely manner; and, issue leases within the time required by law.
5. Reduce frivolous lawsuits that are used to delay or prevent domestic energy production by enacting “loser pays” laws to force the losing party in an environmental lawsuit to pay all legal costs for the other side. Put America’s energy policy-making back in the hands of elected officials rather than unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats.
6. Enact “open fuel standards” to allow competition rather than protectionism to lead the way to inexpensive, plentiful and secure transportation fuel options.
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