ARIZONA ENERGY FORUM PRAISES OBAMA’S PROPOSED ENERGY POLICY, PLEADS FOR SENATE SUPPORT
PHOENIX, AZ: Today, the Arizona Energy Forum (www.azenergyforum.com) praised President Obama’s pledge to pursue nuclear power and off-shore drilling in his State of the Union speech.
The organization, which is comprised of Arizonans concerned about our energy future, was formed to achieve energy security for the United States and hold the elected officials accountable for shaping energy policies.
Chairman Troy Hyde said, “We are greatly encouraged to have the President say that he wants to pursue these important energy issues and we will be writing to both Senator McCain and Senator Kyl encouraging them to push the President toward those goals. We’ve been skeptical about the President’s interest in making the U.S. energy independent and secure, but since he put these issues on the table, we hope our Senators will use this opportunity to hold him to his pledge. These energy sources are the best way to secure our nation’s future for jobs and clean energy. Today we have hope that President Obama has finally seen that we have the resources, means and perhaps the will to move forward on these issues. We’ll ask our Senators, who both support these efforts, to do all they can to get government out of the way so production can begin.
The Arizona Energy Forum also encourages all who share their interest in energy security to contact the President and their elected officials to ask them to use the moment to push for off-shore drilling, building more nuclear power plants and expansion of the use of clean burning coal. Please visit www.azenergyforum.com and become a member by signing our pledge of support.