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Commentary: U.S. Should Develop All Energy Sources

Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) writes in Investors Business Daily : “I recently had the opportunity to visit southeast Louisiana with some of my House colleagues on the 2014 Offshore Energy Tour, led by Congressman Steve Scalise, R-La.”  

“While there, we met with stakeholders from energy companies, toured an offshore production platform and visited Port Fourchon, the land base for the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, which plays a strategic role in providing 18% to 20% of America’s entire oil and gas supply.”  

“What we saw in Louisiana was only a small view into an overwhelmingly positive trend across America: the increase of private-sector domestic energy production to create jobs and economic growth.”  

Rep. Bachmann concludes: “The Obama administration has run out of excuses to delay affordable American energy production. As time goes on, the technological innovations continue getting safer, cleaner and more efficient.”  

“It’s time for an all-of-the-above energy strategy that legalizes greater onshore and offshore production.”