As prices at the pump continue to hover around $3.50 a gallon, one Ohio lawmaker says Washington needs to do more to encourage exploration of American resources.
Republican Senator says there's not enough work being done to look for oil and natural gas in this country.
He says in spite of discoveries of huge deposits of gas in the Marcellus and Utica formations in Ohio and other states, the government isn't doing enough to drill for it.
"I met some people yesterday who told me that the federal government is continuing to put road blocks in place for the development of natural gas. We need to be sure that we do that, because it's a fuel that we need for our electricity and power plants, but also, natural gas can be used in automobiles and trucks," Portman said.
Portman, who is a member of the Senate's Energy Committee, is pushing for more domestic exploration of oil and gas reserves to ease the country's dependence on foreign sources. (“Ohio Lawmaker Sounds off on High Gas Prices,” staff report, WKBN.com, 03/19/11)
Monday, March 28, 2011
Senator Rob Portman (OH) Sounds off on High Gas Prices
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