January 17, 2012 Leave a comment
By Lauren Appelbaum, Political Director
Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jan. 17 – During the FOX News / Wall Street Journal debate last night, Gov. Mitt Romney called for using more of the U.S.’s own resources when it comes to an energy policy.
“We have an energy policy that doesn’t take advantage of our natural resources. That makes no sense. We need our oil, our coal, our gas, our nuclear.”
Eric Fehrnstrom, an advisor for Romney’s campaign, elaborated on the issue a little more.
“He believes in an all-of-the-above energy policy that we should be pursuing not only more aggressive exploration of our domestic oil resources but alternative energy resources and that we ought to drill more,” Fehrnstrom said in the spin room after the debate. “In Anwar, there’s an area that he thinks should be opened up to exploration. He believes we should do this, of course, not only to reduce our independence on foreign oil but also to make us more energy secure as a nation.”