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I believe in finding common-sense solutions that balance our energy needs with our commitment to environmental responsibility. Tennessee has a rich tradition in energy production, and it's time to ensure that we can meet our energy demands while safeguarding our environment for future generations.

Our state faces a dual challenge - sustaining our oil and coal industries, which have been the backbone of our economy, while addressing environmental concerns related to these energy sources. We must find a way to balance tradition with responsibility.

I look for a future where we harness the potential of clean energy technologies and sustainable practices to minimize the environmental impact of energy production, including oil and coal.

The Plan:

  1. Clean Energy Investments: We'll invest in clean energy technologies, such as carbon capture and renewable energy, alongside traditional energy sources to reduce our carbon footprint and transition toward a greener future.

  2. Environmental Stewardship: We'll prioritize environmental stewardship, including land reclamation, habitat restoration, and air and water quality monitoring, to mitigate the impact of energy production.

  3. Community Engagement: We'll engage our communities in the decision-making process, fostering a dialogue between industry stakeholders, environmental advocates, and residents to find common-sense solutions.

  4. Responsible Regulation: We'll advocate for responsible energy regulation that protects our environment, ensures worker safety, and supports economic stability.

I understand the complexities of our energy industry and the importance of balancing tradition with responsibility. let's work together to create a sustainable future that benefits our economy and environment.

Together, we will find a path forward that preserves our energy heritage, protects our environment, and ensures a brighter and more environmentally responsible future for Tennessee.

Paid for By the Committee to Elect Derek Hawn, Jessica Dumas, Treasurer.
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