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Stacey Abrams on Energy & Oil
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
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  • Clean energy key to jobs & innovation. (Aug 2017)
Justin Amash on Energy & Oil
Independent MI Rep; possible Presidential Challenger
Click here for 7 full quotes by Justin Amash OR click here for Justin Amash on other issues.
  • No energy taxes, subsidies, or regulations. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Michael Bennet on Energy & Oil
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CO Senator
Click here for 6 full quotes by Michael Bennet OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • Climate change is major issue; but not Green New Deal. (May 2019)
  • Permanent tax incentives to spur renewable energy growth. (Aug 2010)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
Joe Biden on Energy & Oil
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 39 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • Pushed cap-and-trade early; but $90B tax credits passed. (May 2013)
  • Switch China from coal to gas, instead of carbon tax. (May 2013)
  • Set out vision for young people to deal with global warming. (Feb 2013)
  • Unprecedented investment in renewable energy. (Feb 2012)
  • I have supported clean coal for 25 years. (Oct 2008)
  • Cause of global warming is clearly Man-made. (Oct 2008)
  • Obama believes in investing in alternative energy. (Oct 2008)
  • Nuclear OK after dealing with security, safety, and waste. (Aug 2008)
  • The energy challenge take sacrifice and is a moral crusade. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Oil did not jump $18/bbl due to Iran Resolution. (Dec 2007)
  • Supports cap-and-trade for greenhouse gases. (Nov 2007)
  • Provide for emergency fuel assistance immediately. (Oct 2007)
  • Make every automobile sold be a flex-fuel automobile. (Apr 2007)

    Voting Record

  • 1970s: Voted against the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Sponsored bill raising CAFE by a 4% per year until 2018. (Jul 2006)
  • Rated 83% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Mike Bloomberg on Energy & Oil
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
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  • $218M effort led to closure of 282 coal-fired power plants. (Feb 2019)
  • America should be big part of climate solution. (Apr 2018)
  • If some countries do right thing on climate, we all benefit. (Apr 2018)
  • US must set real and binding carbon reduction targets. (Feb 2008)
  • Reducing carbon output increases socio-economic well-being. (Feb 2008)
  • Cities are taking the lead on climate change. (Feb 2008)
  • While greenhouse gas pollution is free, it will be abundant. (Nov 2007)
  • PlaNYC: convert 13,000 taxis to hybrids or high-efficiency. (Nov 2007)
  • Direct charge over cap-and-trade, to raise cost of carbon. (Nov 2007)
  • Make NYC first environmentally-sustainable city. (Sep 2007)
  • Reduce NYC carbon emissions by 30% by 2030. (Jun 2007)
Cory Booker on Energy & Oil
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
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  • Carbon tax should go to alleviating inequality. (Apr 2019)
  • Rejoin Paris Climate Agreement, plus domestic legislation. (Apr 2019)
  • Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
  • Leadership in dealing with climate change, including nuclear. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports tax-funded carbon reduction, but not carbon tax. (Apr 2017)
  • Support existing nuclear power by pricing carbon. (Jun 2016)
  • Climate change requires American leadership. (Dec 2015)
  • Ice-melt is literally creating climate refugees. (Dec 2015)
  • Rejoin Greenhouse Gas Initiative under Clean Power Plan. (Jun 2014)
  • Treat carbon pollution like mercury and particle pollution. (Jun 2014)
  • Sustainability programs: slow growth of carbon footprint. (Nov 2013)
  • Eliminate unfair subsidies for oil and ga. (Nov 2013)
  • Has never taken a public position on a carbon tax. (Aug 2013)
  • Weatherize of 450 homes; free for seniors. (Feb 2010)
  • Create green economy with lower carbon output. (Nov 2008)
  • Federal collaboration for advanced nuclear technologies. (Jan 2016)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Steve Bullock on Energy & Oil
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MT Governor
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  • President's role is to set direction on climate change. (Jun 2019)
  • Re-enter Paris climate agreement. (May 2019)
  • Promotes wind and solar power and clean coal for Montana. (Jun 2016)
  • Develop our resources for American energy independence. (Nov 2012)
Pete Buttigieg on Energy & Oil
Democratic Presidential Challenger; IN Mayor
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  • Pittsburgh Summit instead of Paris Summit. (Jun 2019)
  • Money from carbon tax should go to American families. (Apr 2019)
  • Institute carbon tax, to capture the true cost of things. (Apr 2019)
  • Timetable on climate set by reality, not by Congress. (Mar 2019)
  • Climate security is priority, invest in renewables. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports Paris climate accord and Green New Deal. (Feb 2019)
  • Green New Deal is a framework addressing climate & jobs. (Feb 2019)
Julian Castro on Energy & Oil
Democratic Presidential Challenger; former HUD Secretary
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  • Federally mandated price on carbon to spur renewables. (Apr 2019)
  • Cut carbon emissions; invest in renewable energy. (Apr 2019)
  • Green Jobs Leadership Council: more solar; less coal. (Feb 2019)
  • Supported both fossil fuel and green energy. (Feb 2019)
  • Rejoin the Paris Climate Treaty. (Jan 2019)
  • Federal funding to jumpstart green jobs. (Jan 2010)
Hillary Clinton on Energy & Oil
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
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  • Put a lot of coal companies out of business, but. (Sep 2017)
  • Natural gas is a "bridge fuel". (Nov 2016)
  • FactCheck: US not yet quite energy-independent. (Oct 2016)
  • I support fracking if environmental protections are all met. (Mar 2016)
  • Get tough with energy speculators and with OPEC cartel. (May 2008)
  • Gas tax holiday, paid for by windfall oil tax. (May 2008)
  • GovWatch: Gas tax holiday saves $8B; but that�s 64 cents/day. (May 2008)
  • Investigate gas price manipulation; add windfall profits tax. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, FTC is investigating gas price manipulation. (Apr 2008)
  • $650 for help with energy bills to those who can�t afford it. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Oil & gas giveaways stripped from final 2005 Bill. (Jan 2008)
  • Investigate & move toward energy efficiency and conservation. (Oct 2007)
  • Opposes Yucca Mountain; earthquake fault goes under it. (Sep 2007)
  • End Big Oil tax break; $50 billion for strategic energy fund. (Jul 2007)
  • Agnostic about nuclear power until waste & cost issue solved. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: There was no Big Oil tax break under Bush-Cheney. (Jul 2007)
  • Energy Independence 2020: $50B for Strategic Energy Fund. (Jun 2007)
  • $50B strategic energy fund from taxing oil companies. (Oct 2006)
  • Remove energy dependence on countries who would harm us. (Jun 2006)
  • Supports oil reserve release & fund conservation. (Oct 2000)

    Climate Change

  • We need nuclear power to meet climate challenge. (Oct 2016)
  • Obama & I crashed China meeting and got climate change deal. (Oct 2015)
  • Take opportunity of climate change to raise our economy. (Oct 2015)
  • Chinese participation is essential to climate change. (Oct 2015)
  • $100B per year by 2020 for climate change mitigation. (Jun 2014)
  • The steady march of climate change is obvious in the Arctic. (Jun 2014)
  • Cap-and-trade as president; compact fluorescents at home. (Apr 2008)
  • Led delegation, with McCain, to see effects of polar warming. (Sep 2007)
  • Ratify Kyoto; more mass transit. (Sep 2000)

    Green Energy

  • Be the 21st-century clean energy superpower. (Oct 2016)
  • $60B to make US the clean energy superpower of 21st century. (Oct 2016)
  • Hillary: invest in green energy; Trump: that's cronyism. (May 2016)
  • We need a bridge from coal to natural gas to clean energy. (Mar 2016)
  • Half a billion solar panels in first 4 years. (Feb 2016)
  • Invest in alternative energy; jobs that won�t be outsourced. (Aug 2007)
  • Extensive funding into alternative energy. (Jun 2007)
  • Will make big oil fund alternative energy research. (Feb 2007)
  • Need to move toward energy efficiency and conservation. (Jan 2006)

    Voting Record

  • I now oppose Keystone, but I withheld opinion at first. (Oct 2015)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Require public notification when nuclear releases occur. (Mar 2006)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
  • Gas tax holiday for the summer. (Apr 2008)
Bill de Blasio on Energy & Oil
NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
Click here for 5 full quotes by Bill de Blasio OR click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
  • Supports Green New Deal & Paris Climate Accords. (May 2019)
  • 40% reduction in emissions by 2030. (Apr 2019)
  • NYC Green New Deal: energy-efficient buildings. (Apr 2019)
  • Divest $5B from Big Oil; invest in renewable energy. (Jan 2019)
  • No to fracking; yes to wind, solar, & geothermal. (Oct 2013)
John Delaney on Energy & Oil
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
Click here for 14 full quotes by John Delaney OR click here for John Delaney on other issues.
  • Carbon pricing works; you just have to do it right. (Jun 2019)
  • Re-enter the Paris Climate Agreement. (Apr 2019)
  • Fivefold increase in federal clean-energy funding. (Apr 2019)
  • Start carbon tax at $15 per ton of CO2, & add $10 per year. (Apr 2019)
  • Zero score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
  • Bipartisan carbon tax bill, but not the Green New Deal. (Mar 2019)
  • Proposed carbon tax, but also invest in new technology. (Mar 2019)
  • Co-sponsored bipartisan carbon tax bill. (Feb 2019)
  • Align incentives so creators of CO2 emissions pay for them. (May 2018)
  • Gas tax has fallen since 1993, due to inflation. (May 2018)
  • Institute a revenue-neutral national carbon tax. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Tulsi Gabbard on Energy & Oil
Democratic Presidential Challenger; HI Rep.
Click here for 9 full quotes by Tulsi Gabbard OR click here for Tulsi Gabbard on other issues.
  • 2017: Short-sighted to withdraw from Paris Climate Accord. (Apr 2019)
  • OFF Fossil Fuels: retrofit homes & fund new technology. (Apr 2019)
  • Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
  • Address climate change; US must lead worldwide effort. (Mar 2019)
  • Silent on Green New Deal; supports push for renewables. (Mar 2019)
  • No more fossil fuels for electricity by 2050. (Jan 2019)
  • Tax incentives for wind, solar, biomass and wave energy. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 17 full quotes by Kirsten Gillibrand OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Rejoin Paris Climate Agreement, plus price on carbon. (Apr 2019)
  • Put a price on carbon: supports Green New Deal. (Apr 2019)
  • Perfect score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
  • Limit then cap-and-trade carbon emissions. (Jan 2019)
  • Fracking must avoid chemicals that harm drinking water. (Oct 2012)
  • Raise CAFE; plus alternative energy R&D. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)
  • $5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects. (Mar 2011)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Mike Gravel on Energy & Oil
Libertarian for President; Former Democratic Senator (AK)
Click here for 13 full quotes by Mike Gravel OR click here for Mike Gravel on other issues.
  • Support carbon tax and Green New Deal. (Apr 2019)
  • Implacably opposed to civilian nuclear power. (May 2008)
  • Using H-bombs to build harbors is an �insane idea�. (May 2008)
  • 1971: Nuclear power causes long-term contamination. (May 2008)
  • 1971: Fought environmentalists for Alaska oil pipeline. (May 2008)
  • Institute a tax on oil. (Apr 2008)
  • Carbon tax can get us off of gasoline in 5 years. (Sep 2007)
  • Wind power is solution to oil dependency. (Sep 2007)
  • I started the nuclear critique in this country. (Apr 2007)
  • Make Global Warming a matter of national security. (Dec 2006)
  • Immediately sign the Kyoto protocol. (Nov 2006)
  • Nuclear energy is unwise because of nuclear waste. (Jan 1972)
  • Sponsored bill letting states decide on federal dams. (Aug 1979)
Kamala Harris on Energy & Oil
Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
Click here for 7 full quotes by Kamala Harris OR click here for Kamala Harris on other issues.
  • Climate crisis represents existential threat to our species. (Jun 2019)
  • Green New Deal sets agenda for dealing with climate change. (Apr 2019)
  • Restore Clean Power Plan and Clean Car Standards. (Apr 2019)
  • Climate change important, but not only issue. (Jan 2019)
  • Don't withdraw from the Paris climate accord. (Jan 2019)
  • Climate change is a national security threat to America. (Jan 2019)
  • Innovate smart solutions to climate change. (Aug 2015)
Howie Hawkins on Energy & Oil
Green Challenger
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  • Socialize Big Oil; reinvest in renewables. (May 2019)
  • I'm the original Green New Dealer, since 2010. (Feb 2019)
  • Solar-Based Renewable Energy. (Jun 2006)
  • More mass transportation, and fuel cell cars. (Jun 2006)
John Hickenlooper on Energy & Oil
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CO Governor
Click here for 16 full quotes by John Hickenlooper OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • Institute wind & solar, as well as methane reductions. (Jun 2019)
  • Zero score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
  • Denounced Green New Deal, supports fighting climate change. (Mar 2019)
  • Work with environmentalists & industry to get to solutions. (Mar 2019)
  • Drank a glass of fracking fluid to show it was harmless. (Mar 2019)
  • Pro-environment but there's room for fossil fuels. (Sep 2018)
  • Close coal plants: cleaner air AND lower utility bills. (Jan 2018)
  • Reduce greenhouse gas by 26% by 2025 and 35% by 2030. (Jul 2017)
  • Pursuing renewables; solar and wind. (Jan 2016)
  • Colorado Energy Office: efficiency and renewables. (Jan 2013)
  • Innovative drilling technology for abundant natural gas. (Jan 2013)
  • Develop unconventional technology for extracting shale oil. (Jan 2012)
  • Fracking opens new era of energy; but disclose ingredients. (Jan 2012)
  • Develop markets for vehicles that run on natural gas. (Nov 2011)
  • As exploration geologist: focus on wind, solar, gas, coal. (Nov 2010)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Larry Hogan on Energy & Oil
Republican Maryland Governor
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  • Clean energy; green jobs. (Jan 2019)
  • Combat greenhouse gas emissions; grow green jobs. (Jan 2018)
  • Clean Cars Act: invest in electric cars & charging stations. (Feb 2017)
Jay Inslee on Energy & Oil
Democratic WA Governor; Former Representative (WA-1)
Click here for 51 full quotes by Jay Inslee OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • America ready to be inspired to pursue clean energy. (May 2019)
  • Keep options open, including research on nuclear energy. (Apr 2019)
  • Research nuclear energy; many problems unsolved. (Apr 2019)
  • We're the optimists: can invent and create solutions. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports oil refinery (plus biofuel) along Columbia River. (Jun 2015)

    Climate Change

  • We need to address climate change for our grandchildren. (Jun 2019)
  • We're the first generation to feel sting of climate change. (Jun 2019)
  • Plan for 100% clean energy by 2030. (May 2019)
  • Rejoin Paris Climate Agreement on Day 1. (Apr 2019)
  • Carbon savings from investments, not carbon tax. (Apr 2019)
  • Decarbonize economy; fund transition for coal/oil workers. (Apr 2019)
  • No "silver bullet" for climate: "silver buckshot" instead. (Mar 2019)
  • The real costs of climate change comes from doing nothing. (Mar 2019)
  • Fighting climate change crucial, and profitable. (Mar 2019)
  • We are last generation that can do something about climate. (Mar 2019)
  • Fighting climate change must be top goal of next president. (Mar 2019)
  • Supported renewable portfolio; supports Green New Deal. (Mar 2019)
  • Clean energy means jobs. (Jan 2019)
  • Decade-long track record on climate change. (Jan 2019)
  • Climate change threatens environment & national security. (Jan 2019)
  • Spur green R&D; restrict power plants and emissions. (Jan 2019)
  • Establish solar-cell; expand use of electric ferries. (Jan 2019)
  • Supports carbon tax. (Jan 2018)
  • I see climate change already affecting Washingtonians. (Sep 2016)
  • I cannot consciously accept the dangers of climate change. (Jan 2013)

    Voting Record

  • Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (Mar 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
John Kasich on Energy & Oil
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President
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  • I've evolved on climate change: stop denying it. (Feb 2019)
  • Subsidies for electric vehicles and renewables. (Feb 2019)
  • Centrist climate policy: price for carbon dioxide emissions. (Feb 2019)
  • Balance low-cost & environment by pursuing all sources. (Dec 2017)
  • Supports Keystone XL, clean coal; and "smart grid". (Dec 2017)
  • No state bailout for aging nuclear plants. (Aug 2017)
  • Nuclear power is yesterday; natural gas represents tomorrow. (Aug 2017)
  • 1978: Citizens Committee on Energy to discuss solar & wind. (Apr 2017)
  • Keep state mandate on renewable energy. (Dec 2016)
  • 20,000 jobs from fracking plus 300,000 other jobs. (Nov 2015)
  • Yes, Ohio won with fracking, but we're diversified. (Oct 2015)
  • Mandate that electric utilities use at least 8.5% renewables. (Oct 2015)
  • All-of-the-above approach, with stepped-up fossil fuels. (Oct 2015)
  • Open more federal lands to oil and natural gas exploration. (Oct 2015)
  • Balanced use of green energy & low-cost energy. (Sep 2015)
  • Climate change is a real issue, but the extent is unproven. (Aug 2015)
  • Raise severance tax on oil & gas from 20 cents upward. (Feb 2015)
  • Opposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Amy Klobuchar on Energy & Oil
DFL Sr Senator (MN)
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  • Would rejoin climate pact & propose new legislation. (Apr 2019)
  • Open to carbon tax, but without increased prices. (Apr 2019)
  • Green New Deal is aspirational; don't over-promise. (Feb 2019)
  • Green New Deal opens discussion on climate change. (Feb 2019)
  • Rejoin Paris climate deal; meet UN goals. (Feb 2019)
  • 2007: increased gas-mileage standards. (Aug 2015)
  • Invest in homegrown, renewable energy sources. (Jan 2006)
  • Gas gouging penalty against oil companies. (Jan 2006)
  • National strategy to address global warming. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Wayne Messam on Energy & Oil
FL Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
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  • Criticized Trump for quitting Paris Climate Accord. (Apr 2019)
  • Climate change is not a hoax; we need bold action. (Apr 2019)
  • Ran pro-climate firm, worked on "greenest school" in SE. (Apr 2019)
  • Address climate change to create jobs & keep us competitive. (Apr 2019)
Seth Moulton on Energy & Oil
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MA Rep.
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  • Get started on stopping climate change. (Jun 2019)
  • Green New Deal addresses climate change AND changed economy. (May 2019)
  • Member of the Climate Solutions Caucus in Congress. (Apr 2019)
  • 50% carbon-free electricity by 2030. (Apr 2019)
  • Firm leadership to lessen greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports regulating CO2, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Beto O`Rourke on Energy & Oil
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
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  • Unite to keep planet from warming another two degrees. (Jun 2019)
  • Invest in fighting climate change as JFK did with "moonshot". (Jun 2019)
  • Net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but allow drilling. (Apr 2019)
  • Leverage carbon pricing; use market against climate change. (Apr 2019)
  • Return to Paris climate agreement. (Mar 2019)
  • Keep planet from warming one-half degree Celsius. (Mar 2019)
  • Unprecedented action to build clean energy economy. (Oct 2018)
  • Incentivize renewable energy. (Jan 2018)
  • Tackle climate change: reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Barack Obama on Energy & Oil
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
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  • FactCheck: US Is biggest oil & gas producer, but privately. (Jan 2015)
  • FactCheck: Wind & solar doubled, but now only 1.4% of energy. (Feb 2013)
  • Gas was cheap in early 2009 because the economy collapsed. (Oct 2012)
  • Oil companies had leases on public lands they weren't using. (Oct 2012)
  • Develop 100-year natural gas supply; it's beneath our feet. (Sep 2012)
  • FactCheck: Promised for 3 years to end oil industry subsidy. (Jan 2012)
  • FactCheck: Oil dependence low; but gas prices highest ever. (Jan 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade will cause electricity rates to skyrocket. (Dec 2011)
  • De-facto moratorium on shallow as well as deepwater drilling. (Nov 2010)
  • Offshore drilling ok if part of comprehensive energy package. (Aug 2009)
  • One million 150-mpg plug-in hybrids on road by 2014. (Aug 2008)
  • GovWatch: Opposes Yucca Mountain for nuclear waste storage. (Jun 2008)
  • Nuclear power ok if we safeguard against waste & terrorism. (Sep 2007)
  • 3-way win: economy, environment, & stop funding terror. (Jun 2006)
  • Conserve, develop alternative fuels, increase efficiencies. (Oct 2004)
  • Increase CAFE to 40 mpg. (Jun 2004)
  • Reduce the consumption of energy and be more efficient. (Jan 2008)

    Energy Independence

  • FactCheck: Yes, more domestic oil, but due to new technology. (Jan 2014)
  • Lowest oil imports and highest oil production in 16 years. (Oct 2012)
  • Does anyone think Exxon-Mobil needs a subsidy? (Oct 2012)
  • All-of-the-above approach to reduce foreign dependence . (Sep 2012)
  • All-of-the-above energy; enough natural gas or 100 years. (Jan 2012)
  • FactCheck: clean coal isn't ready; nuke waste is unresolved. (Jan 2011)
  • Big promoter of clean coal technology & nukes. (Jan 2010)
  • Let�s build a fuel-efficient car in America, not abroad. (Oct 2008)
  • Ten years to eliminate dependence on foreign oil. (Oct 2008)
  • $15B to free us from foreign oil in 10 years. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: Reluctant on nuclear power in past; now favors it. (Oct 2008)
  • Drilling is a stop-gap measure, not a long-term solution. (Aug 2008)
  • More Alaska oil & gas leases, plus new gas pipeline. (Aug 2008)
  • Political climate at fault for failing energy independence. (Jul 2008)
  • Raise fuel efficiency standards to reduce long-term demand. (Apr 2008)
  • Fuel efficiency and Middle East stability help on fuel costs. (Oct 2007)
  • Explore nuclear power as part of alternative energy mix. (Jul 2007)
  • Stop sending $800M a day to Mideast dictators for oil. (Mar 2007)
  • We cannot drill our way out of our addiction to oil. (Oct 2006)
  • Free America from its dependence on foreign oil. (Jul 2004)

    Global Warming

  • Make technology work for us on climate change. (Jan 2016)
  • 14 warmest years on record occurred in last 15 years. (Jan 2015)
  • China has agreed with US; rest of world will now follow. (Jan 2015)
  • FactCheck: Yes, US reduced CO2 tonnage, but that's only 6%. (Jan 2014)
  • Debate is settled: climate change is a fact. (Jan 2014)
  • Bipartisan market-based solution to climate change. (Feb 2013)
  • We must do more to combat climate change. (Feb 2013)
  • First-ever carbon pollution limits for new oil & coal plants. (Sep 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade will make electricity prices skyrocket. (Feb 2012)
  • New coal plants ok if they pay for greenhouse gas emission. (May 2010)
  • Slash emissions from 5,972 mmt in 2005 to 4,957 mmt. (Apr 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade: lower CO2 levels by fees on carbon emissions. (Nov 2009)
  • History will pass judgment on our response to climate change. (Sep 2009)
  • OpEd: Understands that US is biggest source of emissions. (Aug 2009)
  • FactCheck: US imports less oil today than in 2005. (Feb 2009)
  • All nations must act to reduce carbon emissions. (Jul 2008)
  • Include clean coal in clean energy future. (Jul 2008)
  • $150B investment over 10 years to reduce oil usage by 35%. (May 2008)
  • Figure out how to sequester carbon and burn clean coal. (May 2008)
  • GOP right on cap-&-trade: guidelines instead of bureaucracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. (Feb 2008)
  • Aggressively address accelerating climate change. (Dec 2007)
  • Cap-and-trade carbon emissions; raise CAFE standard. (Jun 2007)
  • Cap-and-trade is more specific on reducing greenhouse gases. (Jan 2006)
  • 20% nation�s power supply from renewable sources by 2020. (Sep 2004)

    Green Energy

  • Clean energy for climate change & creating new business. (Jan 2016)
  • 7 years of investment in solar & wind nationwide. (Jan 2016)
  • Natural gas is a "bridge fuel"; then go solar. (Jan 2014)
  • Energy Security Trust: oil & gas tax funds green energy R&D. (Feb 2013)
  • Invest in clean energy because China & Germany will. (Oct 2012)
  • Doubled use of renewable energy; doubled car fuel efficiency. (Sep 2012)
  • $90B for clean energy; biggest investment in history. (Sep 2012)
  • 2009: Spark a clean energy transformation. (Feb 2012)
  • Don't cede wind, or solar, or battery industry to foreigners. (Jan 2012)
  • Clean energy on public lands, and for defense department. (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd: Sunlight & water into fuel? Share info with the world. (Jan 2011)
  • Subsidize clean energy by canceling oil subsidies. (Jan 2011)
  • More incentives for clean energy, including nuclear. (Jan 2010)
  • 2006: FutureGen is the future of coal, with carbon capture. (Nov 2009)
  • $15B in clean energy; plus market-based cap on carbon. (Feb 2009)
  • FactCheck: Chevy Volt uses Korean battery, but Ford's don't. (Feb 2009)
  • Cellulosic ethanol more energy-efficient than corn-based. (Jan 2009)
  • GovWatch: $150B for electric car batteries & new technology. (Jun 2008)
  • Harness homegrown, alternative fuels like ethanol. (Feb 2007)
  • Wants Detroit to build more hybrids & use more ethanol. (Oct 2006)
  • Renewable Fuels Standard: require ethanol in fuel supply. (May 2004)

    Voting Record

  • Passed tax credit for installing E85 ethanol at gas stations. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for tax credit for providing 85% ethanol gas. (Apr 2005)
  • Sponsored bill to notify public when nuclear releases occur. (Mar 2006)
  • Sponsored bill raising CAFE by a 4% per year until 2018. (Jul 2006)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Mike Pence on Energy & Oil
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
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  • Support wind, nuclear, fracking, and offshore drilling. (Nov 2016)
  • Coal miners want an American energy policy. (Jul 2016)
  • Climate change is not a resolved issue in science. (Jul 2016)
  • Sued Obama administration on Clean Energy Plan. (Jan 2016)
  • Against Obama's plan to battle climate change. (Jun 2015)
  • All-of-the-above energy strategy instead of EPA over-reach. (Jan 2015)
  • All-of-the-above American-made energy strategy. (Jan 2012)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Tim Ryan on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (OH-17)
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  • Must reconnect with working class to address climate change. (Jun 2019)
  • Paris Climate Agreement doesn't go nearly far enough. (Apr 2019)
  • Green New Deal means manufacturing jobs. (Apr 2019)
  • Renewable energy will bring economic benefits. (Apr 2019)
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Bernie Sanders on Energy & Oil
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
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  • Scientists say "12 years before damage is irreversible". (Jun 2019)
  • Not enough to beat Trump; must beat fossil fuel industry. (May 2019)
  • End fossil fuel; move toward wind and solar. (Apr 2019)
  • Keep US in Paris Climate Agreement & increase targets. (Apr 2019)
  • Co-sponsor of Green New Deal. (Apr 2019)
  • Transform our energy system away from fossil fuel. (Feb 2019)
  • We have 12 years to transform to sustainable energy. (Feb 2019)
  • No more debate on climate change; it's here & costs $100Bs. (Nov 2018)
  • Climate change is issue for entire international community. (Sep 2017)
  • Rising oceans creating world's first "climate refugees". (Aug 2017)
  • Pushed energy efficiency block grants. (Nov 2016)
  • Inexpensive Venezuelan oil donated to low-income Vermonters. (Nov 2016)
  • Cut carbon 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. (Nov 2016)
  • Job training for transition to green energy. (Nov 2016)
  • 2015 & 2016 were hottest years on record: debate is over. (Nov 2016)
  • Massive and sustained investment in sustainable energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Tax carbon, methane, and other greenhouse gases. (Jul 2016)
  • Need revolution to move away from coal and oil. (Mar 2016)
  • I oppose fracking; anyone who says it is safe is wrong. (Mar 2016)
  • Climate change partly causes rise of terrorist groups. (Nov 2015)
  • Address climate change so we can leave planet to our kids. (Oct 2015)
  • Climate change is a moral issue: tax on carbon. (Oct 2015)
  • Opposed Keystone Pipeline from day one. (Oct 2015)
  • Combat climate skeptics with overwhelming evidence. (Sep 2015)
  • Keystone pipeline transports the dirtiest fossil fuel. (Sep 2015)
  • Charge companies for carbon emissions; then fund renewables. (Apr 2015)
  • Transform to sustainable system & away from fossil fuels. (Mar 2015)
  • Weatherize millions of homes and buildings. (Jan 2015)
  • Gas tax increases are regressive. (Jun 1997)

    Voting Record

  • Perfect score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
  • End fracking in the US. (Mar 2016)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Mark Sanford on Energy & Oil
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1)
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  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Howard Schultz on Energy & Oil
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President
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  • Green New Deal is well-intended but too extreme. (Mar 2019)
  • Green New Deal is unrealistic at $40 trillion. (Feb 2019)
Joe Sestak on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate Challenger; former Navy Admiral
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  • Global warming is a grave threat to humanity and the planet. (Jul 2019)
  • Favors fee on polluters with Americans receiving dividend. (Jul 2019)
  • Replace fossil fuel subsidies with fees for carbon polluters. (Jun 2019)
  • Offshore drilling moratorium; oversight of Marcellus Shale. (Jun 2010)
  • Championed cap-and-trade; market forces to reduce emissions. (Jun 2010)
  • Global warming is principally man-made; regulate CO2. (Jun 2010)
  • Reduce greenhouse emissions & stop global warming. (Dec 2009)
  • Create an advanced alternative energy research project. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
Tom Steyer on Energy & Oil
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO
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  • Departed from Farallon in part due to fossil fuel holdings. (Jul 2019)
  • When I realized the threat of fossil fuels, I divested. (Jul 2019)
  • AdWatch: I left my business to combat climate change. (Jul 2019)
  • Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. (Jul 2019)
  • NextGen Climate: $170 million to advance renewable energy. (Mar 2017)
  • Fears current policies will subsidize fossil fuel extraction. (Mar 2017)
  • Supports Paris agreement to develop renewable technology. (Mar 2017)
  • AdWatch: Do even more with endless supply of wind and sun. (Jul 2015)
  • CPAC panel discussion: "What Tom Steyer Won't Tell You". (Feb 2015)
  • Safe, secure, sustainable energy instead of oil subsidies. (Sep 2012)
  • America's dependence on foreign oil is lowest in two decades. (Sep 2012)
Eric Swalwell on Energy & Oil
Withdrawn Democratic Presidential Challenger; CA Rep
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  • Keep US in Paris Climate Agreement, with ambitious targets. (Apr 2019)
  • Support for Green New Deal and Paris climate accord. (Apr 2019)
  • Fight climate change, but protect jobs. (Apr 2019)
  • R&D--but also manufacturing--for clean energy technology. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Donald Trump on Energy & Oil
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • Establish panel devoted to challenging climate science. (Mar 2019)
  • FactCheck: US has been #1 producer of oil & gas since 2013. (Feb 2019)
  • Net exporter for the first time in 65 years. (Feb 2019)
  • Climate change isn't a hoax, but don't spend trillions on it. (Oct 2018)
  • OpEd: US is only country out of 197 to reject Paris accord. (May 2018)
  • End war on coal: it's important for our defense. (Feb 2018)
  • End the war on beautiful clean coal. (Jan 2018)
  • Withdraw from Paris Agreement, to put America first. (Jun 2017)
  • Represent Pittsburgh, not Paris: Coal over climate agreement. (Jun 2017)
  • Revive the coal industry; end efforts to curb carbon. (Mar 2017)
  • Stop threatening the livelihood of our coal miners. (Feb 2017)
  • Fracking will lead to American energy independence. (Nov 2016)
  • EPA is killing energy companies; 1,000 years of clean coal. (Oct 2016)
  • Focus on disease & clean water, not "climate change". (Oct 2016)
  • America invested in solar panels and it was a disaster. (Sep 2016)
  • Green energy is just an expensive feel-good for tree-huggers. (Nov 2015)
  • We have 2 trillion barrels of oil; enough for 283 years. (Nov 2015)
  • Offered to oversee response to 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. (Sep 2015)
  • Wind energy projects are industrial monstrosities. (Sep 2015)
  • Windmills are destroying shorelines all over the world. (Aug 2015)
  • Solar hasn't caught on because it has a 32-year payback. (Aug 2015)
  • Maybe some climate change is manmade, but not all. (Jun 2015)
  • Climate change is a hoax. (Jun 2015)
  • No Cap-and-Tax: oil is this country's lifeblood. (Dec 2011)
  • Jobs will slump until our lifeblood--oil--is cheap again. (Dec 2011)
  • Enough natural gas in Marcellus Shale for 110 year supply. (Dec 2011)
  • Libya: No oil, no support; no exceptions. (Dec 2011)
  • It's incredible how slowly we're drilling for oil. (Mar 2011)
  • We need nuclear energy, and we need a lot of it fast. (Mar 2011)
  • Oil is the lifeblood of all economies. (Apr 2010)
  • Green buildings take 40 years to get investment back. (Sep 2008)
  • Expand sales of corn ethanol year-round to 15%. ()
Jesse Ventura on Energy & Oil
Former Independent MN Governor
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  • Military agrees: climate change represents a serious threat. (Apr 2011)
  • Develop light rail tranist for Minnesota. (Dec 2000)
  • Competitive electricity pricing; include alternative energy. (Dec 2000)
  • Overcome dependency on foreign oil. (Jul 2000)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
Arvin Vohra on Energy & Oil
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Ch
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  • Green energy has advantages; but let market handle it. (Mar 2018)
Elizabeth Warren on Energy & Oil
Massachusetts Senator; head of CFPB
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  • Ten-fold increase in green research & green manufacturing. (Jun 2019)
  • Co-sponsored Green New Deal. (May 2019)
  • Renewable energy on public land or offshore; end drilling. (May 2019)
  • Supports Green New Deal; invest in green infrastructure. (Apr 2019)
  • Return to Paris climate accord, & build on it. (Apr 2019)
  • Oppose subsidies for fossil fuel companies. (Apr 2019)
  • Perfect score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
  • America must lead in combatting climate change. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports the idea of a Green New Deal. (Jan 2019)
  • BP fined $42B for 2010 explosion, then deducted it on taxes. (Apr 2017)
  • Cannot support export bill just cause big oil does. (Apr 2016)
  • Invest now in 21st-century energy. (Nov 2014)
  • Invest in our kids instead of subsidizing Big oil. (Apr 2014)
  • Invest in energy technology instead of subsidizing Big Oil. (Apr 2014)
  • Transition to green energy now for long-term growth. (Sep 2012)
  • Lead the world in using green technology. (Sep 2011)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Bill Weld on Energy & Oil
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
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  • Would rejoin Paris accords. (Apr 2019)
  • Climate change is real, must be addressed. (Mar 2019)
  • Climate change dangers are real; rejoin Paris Accords. (Feb 2019)
  • Carbon capture & sequestration technology for global warming. (Jul 2016)
  • Carbon trading credits but no carbon tax. (Jul 2016)
  • As governor, supported hybrid electric cars and natural gas. (Jun 2016)
Marianne Williamson on Energy & Oil
Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger
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  • Nuclear energy may be part of "green" mix. (Apr 2019)
  • Broad-based federal carbon tax at $60 per ton. (Apr 2019)
  • Transfer subsidies for dirty energy to develop clean energy. (Apr 2019)
  • Climate change biggest crisis of our time. (Apr 2019)
  • Supports Green New Deal. (Apr 2019)
  • Green energy instead of coal, fracking, and nuclear. (Apr 2019)
  • Put a price on carbon to send a sustained market signal. (Apr 2019)
  • Supports Green New Deal and green jobs program. (Apr 2019)
  • Massive effort to combat effects of climate change. (Jul 2018)
Andrew Yang on Energy & Oil
Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO
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  • US only accounts for 15% of global emissions, but take steps. (Jun 2019)
  • Rejoin rest of world in Paris Climate Agreement. (Apr 2019)
  • Invest heavily in carbon capture and geoengineering. (Mar 2019)
  • Carbon tax: internalize the cost of carbon emissions. (Mar 2019)
  • Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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