Texas is an energy leader in the world. Our natural resources power our homes, businesses, and millions of other infrastructures around the country. Energy jobs are critical to our economy and must be a priority when considering any industry regulation coming out of Washington.

We have to unleash the power of the Texas energy sector and become the world leader in energy that we are meant to be. We should capitalize on our clean natural gas and export around the world, so that the everyone can enjoy cleaner and cheaper energy. New technology like fracking allowed us to access previously untapped clean natural gas, lowering our CO2 emissions drastically. Why not help the rest of the world do the same?

Fostering our energy industry and protecting the environment are not mutually exclusive. We need to protect our natural treasures, lakes, rivers, forests, and oceans. We have to keep Texas and America beautiful.