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Democratic Senate Candidate Scott Howell: Renewable Energy is Homeland Security

Sep 4, 2012

Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Scott Howell was at the Olympus Hills Sinclair Gas Station today talking to voters about his energy plan.

Howell approached drivers as they pulled up to the gas pump and asked if they needed their windows washed, oil checked, or gas pumped. While helping out, he asked about concerns voters may have and broke down what his energy plan would look like if he defeats Republican incumbent Orrin Hatch. He says there is one key issue he’d like to see get more attention.

“I’ve always said homeland security is renewable energy. In other words, the best homeland security we could have is renewable energy,” Howell says.

Howell also spoke to a few patrons who told him they were canceling their Labor Day plans because of high gas prices. For those individuals, he had a more precise message.

“We’ve got specific proposals to introduce natural gas and to make it affordable and the transformation of both vehicles as well as stations,” Howell says.

Howell again extended an invitation to Senator Hatch to publicly debate energy policy and other issues facing Utah. But a Hatch campaign official recently told KUER that the Senator is currently not planning to participate in any of the debates Howell has scheduled.