Boulder City Magazine® September 2008 Issue
by Jon C. Porter, Third District Congressman
Boulder City Tourism
As I have written many times on these pages before, the soaring price of gas is an issue that every American is all too familiar with and unfortunately it is taking a toll on more than our wallets here in Boulder City.
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|Boulder City is a community that provides both residents and visitors with endless activities. With attractions like Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, the extensive ATV and bike trails and the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City provides individuals with many options for excitement and relaxation.
Attracting nearly 350,000 people each year, tourism serves as the number one industry in Boulder City as it does for other areas of Southern Nevada. Whether people drive or fly to Boulder City, high gas prices are preventing people from visiting. The economic impact of this is tremendous and neither Boulder City nor its residents can afford to shoulder this burden.
My colleagues and I are working to secure a vote on the American Energy Act (H.R. 6566), our “all of the above” plan to increase production of American energy, promote more conservation and efficiency, and encourage the use of more alternative and renewable fuels.
For over twenty-five years I have supported and promoted renewable energy and I am proud that Southern Nevada is home to the third largest solar power facility in the world.
I am also very proud of the significant gains that have been made in promoting business and tourism within the city limits and I will try not to let the economic prosperity of Boulder City fall victim to the seeming inactivity in Washington.
Nevada has been a leader in geothermal, hydroelectric and solar energy, and as co-chair of the Travel and Tourism Caucus, I remain committed to the promotion of renewable energy, tourism and economic prosperity here in Southern Nevada.
Contact U.S. Congressman Jon Porter at www.house.gov/porter.
P.O. Box 61901
Boulder City, Nevada 89006
Phone (702) 294-1392 Fax (702) 294-1392
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