A column from U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker:

At an energy summit earlier this month, Gov. Phil Bryant unveiled a plan to make Mississippi a national leader in energy production. Our state has plentiful energy resources, and developing them responsibly can help boost the economy and create well-paying jobs. A productive energy sector is a big win for Mississippians.

As high gas prices continue to set records, we need leadership at the local, state, and national levels that recognizes the importance of energy independence and the truly “all-of-the-above” approach it will take to get there. For the past four years, the policies of the Obama Administration have put up roadblocks and picked industry winners and losers instead of maximizing our vast energy-producing capabilities here at home.

10/12/12