HARRISBURG — Today, the Washington County delegation of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives issued the following statemen
“Our thoughts are with the Ukrainians as they face this senseless act of war by Russia.
“Less than 24 hours before the invasion, the United States and its allies bought over $700 million in Russian oil and gas products. The United States should be looking to domestic oil and gas producers to help solve our energy crisis, not the enemy. This search should start right here in Pennsylvania – the number two gas producing state in the country. We should not be reliant on dictators, despots or adversaries on the world stage when we have the ability to produce our own energy.
“With investments in infrastructure and constructive engagement with domestic producers, the United States can address skyrocketing energy prices now and in the near future. Our natural resources can solve our energy crisis and the energy crisis that now exists globally, especially with our European allies who have become dependent upon Russian oil and gas. Best of all, it can be done in a cleaner way than anywhere else in the world.
“We urge the White House to look right here at home for a way to solve our energy problem and work with our local producers in Pennsylvania.”
The Washington County delegation consists of Reps. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette), Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), Timothy O’Neal (R-Washington), Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), and Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington).
Washington County Delegation
Pennsylvania House of Representatives