Myth: Raising taxes on U.S. oil and natural gas companies will lead to America being less dependent on foreign oil and encourage use of alternative sources of energy.

Myth:  Raising taxes on U.S. oil and natural gas companies will lead to America being less dependent on foreign oil and encourage use of alternative sources of energy.

Truth: Historically, higher taxes have resulted in less domestic energy – and restrained supplies often lead to higher energy costs for consumers.  In today’s economy, that could stifle a recovery and make Americans more dependent on foreign oil and natural gas. New taxes will make it more expensive for oil and natural gas companies to initiate traditional and alternative energy exploration and development programs, putting our nation further behind in the race for more energy.

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