While speaking to a group of center/right bloggers on Monday, June 16, at the Sutherland Institute, Congressman Rob Bishop said he is working on a comprehensive bill with the Western Republican Caucus that will go before Congress to address the nation’s energy needs. Bishop said he and his colleagues have three energy-policy goals:
1. Increase efforts in energy conservation.
2. Increase production of energy by expanding off-shore drilling, building new refineries, developing oil shale, and expanding the use of nuclear power.
3. Encourage innovation by rewarding people who come up with new ideas that conserve energy or improve energy production.