DENVER (CBS4) – Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner is introducing a bill he says would help lower gas prices.
The White House is considering tapping the nation’s strategic oil reserve. If that happens Gardner’s bill would require Washington to open more federal lands to domestic oil and gas production.
“Let’s make sure we’re doing what we can in our own backyard to gain our energy independence and to create American jobs with American energy,” Gardner said.
Gardner says he has about a dozen co-sponsors for his bill. He’s hoping to get some Democrats to back his plan.