Congressman Barletta Addresses Current Situation In Egypt
Jan 31, 2011 Issues: Energy
WASHINGTON – 11th Congressional District Representative Lou Barletta released the following statement regarding the recent situation in Egypt.
“Like so many in the 11th Congressional District, I have been closely following the ongoing events taking place in Egypt,” Barletta said. “I continue to hope for peace in the region, and though the ongoing crisis remains fluid, the recent events in Egypt and their potential repercussions in the region should also serve as a reminder of the urgent need for our country to gain its energy independence.
“Our country must commit itself to developing alternative fuel sources such as those that can be produced by turning coal and natural gas into liquid fuel. The increased focus on turning coal and natural gas to liquid fuel will reduce our dependence on foreign oil and provide our economy with the freedom to grow and create jobs.
“We simply cannot afford to remain dependent on overseas political situations when it comes to liquid energy in this country. It is time to refocus our efforts on promoting innovations that will expand our liquid energy options, and I look forward to getting to work bringing energy independence to this country