Congressman focuses on energy issues during August recess

During his return home for the August congressional recess, Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin has focused on energy-related issues with his constituents.

In an enewsletter, he mentioned some of the energy groups he met with in recent days.

“Our economy is booming. More than 6 million jobs have been created since President Trump took office and workers are seeing more money in their paychecks. We talked about how we can continue to grow our economy during a meeting with the Grand Gateway Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies group.”

“As a co-chair of the House Energy Action Team, I am focused on an all-of-the-above energy strategy. Our energy needs to be cheap, reliable, and efficient. I saw firsthand how diversifying our energy portfolio lowers costs for consumers at the OG&E Shady Point Power Plant. They generate electricity using natural gas, coal, wind, and solar and they have some of the lowest rates in the country.”

“Since the day the Obama Administration implemented the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, I have been fighting to overturn it. The WOTUS Rule allowed every creek, ditch, and stream to be treated like a ‘navigable body of water,’ giving the federal government power to unnecessarily regulate it. I am glad that Attorney General Mike Hunter and business leaders asked the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop it from being implemented. This rule is bad for Oklahoma.”