From Mississippi’s abundant forests to its fertile farmlands to the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Senator Cochran has an abiding affinity for Mississippi’s natural resources and environment. A hunter and a sportsman, the Senator has championed conservation and other ecological efforts throughout Mississippi to ensure the beauty of the state for future generations through balanced and responsible resource management.
Senator Cochran supports the responsible harnessing of the state’s energy resources, as well as the development of new energy sources to ease the nation’s dependence on foreign oil. The Senator has fought over-zealous regulations on energy exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, while also supporting biofuel research and development that would utilize the state’s natural resources for “clean energy” production.
The Senator serves on the Senate appropriations subcommittee with funding jurisdiction over the Army Corps of Engineers, which plays a major role in Mississippi River management and the levee system. The Senator supports resources that protect Mississippians and property, ensuring that inland and coastal waters remain an economic and ecological resource for the state.