Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says calls for the reduction in the use of hydrocarbon fuels is ''asinine" in view of the progress being made in clean fuel technology.

Lummis says the United States has met the guidelines of the international Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gases, which the United States signed in 1997 but never ratified. Lummis says clean fuel technologies are advancing so rapidly as to allow the U.S. to dramatically increase the use of hydrocarbon fuels while inflicting "less and less and less environmental impacts".

Lummis says the U.S, is the world leader in clean fuel technology, and to force the nation to curb it's energy use when the impact on the environment is being largely mitigated by technology doesn't make sense. Wyoming is among the leading producers of coal and natural gas in the United States