Ryan knows that ensuring America's energy needs while preserving our environment for the future is a balance we can achieve through smart planning, the harnessing of energy resources we already have, and the encouragement of new technologies led by the private sector. In fact, his commitment to achieving this goal led to the Trump Administration appointing him to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Local Government Advisory Committee.
As a legislator, Ryan has stood strong against liberal efforts to force Pennsylvania into an ill-advised "cap-and-trade" scheme that would drive up energy costs for consumers and kill Pennsylvania jobs. He was also the driving force behind a new Advanced Recycling law that will help our economy and the environment by allowing businesses to remove plastics from our waste stream and reconstitute them for other uses. He supports private sector investment and research into alternative energy solutions that will help keep our air and water clean.
Ryan knows America and Pennsylvania can be energy independent while sparking job creation and growing our economy, and that's what he's fighting to make happen.