As a former member of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee and a proud Texan, I believe the best energy policies are grounded in science, protect our quality of life, and provide the greatest benefit to both the environment and people.
I believe in an "all of the above" energy strategy that implements renewable energy sources (wind, solar, geothermal and ethanol) while maximizing our production and use of fossil fuels (oil, coal and natural gas). This approach allows us to provide for future requirements, while making sure we provide for today.
As a lifelong Texan, I know how valuable water is to communities, farms and livestock. Texans understand the impact our water sources have in our state. I support water conservation strategies to ensure that in times of water crisis, the citizens of our great state will be able to fill the need on our farms and in our homes. I also strongly oppose federal expansion and regulation of landowners' waterways and sources. It is essential for Texans to makes decisions about Texas waterways.