The Romney campaign released a statement from Gov. Tom Corbett today lauding the candidate's new energy plan. From the campaign:
Boston, MA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett made the following statement on Mitt Romney's vision for America as an energy superpower:
"I applaud Governor Romney for his bold leadership in outlining a sensible plan to let our nation harness its abundant and clean energy resources. Securing our energy independence and developing our diverse natural resources in a manner that protects and enhances our environment is critical to long-term, sustainable job creation. As a former governor, Mitt Romney understands the magnitude of this task and the demonstrated ability of states to lead these efforts, and he will ensure this issue is a top priority in his Administration."
The Obama campaign responded:
Chicago, IL—Former Clinton Energy Secretary Federico Pena released the following statement on Mitt Romney's energy announcement:
"Only two days after a fundraiser hosted by the CEO of major oil companies, Romney is expected to defend billions in oil subsidies while opposing efforts to use oil more efficiently and develop homegrown alternative energy. We will never reach energy independence by turning our backs on homegrown renewable energy and better auto mileage.
"President Obama has championed an all-of-the-above approach to energy that responsibly develops America's great natural resources. And under President Obama, we are producing the most natural gas ever, the most oil in 14 years, and are on track to double the amount of electricity we get from renewable sources like wind and solar. We are investing in the future of clean coal, biofuels, and other forms of energy. His investments in clean energy have already supported nearly 225,000 jobs and are helping American workers to complete with China and India for these jobs of the future. And affordable, homegrown sources of energy will strengthen American manufacturers and small businesses."