Kelly Craft on Energy & Oil



I will not allow the premature closure of coal plants

As coal power shut down, it has been replaced by natural gas and, while I support an "all of the above" energy policy, natural gas has limitations. I recognize energy transition is necessary; it is time for others to recognize it must be done responsibly. We must keep the coal plants running! I will defend Kentuckians from these costs by defending coal. I will not allow the premature closure of coal plants because I know that so long as Kentucky burns coal, Kentucky's promise can shine bright.
Source: 2023 Kentucky Gubernatorial campaign website KellyCraft.com , Mar 26, 2023

Climate change: "I respect both sides of the science"

The U.S. ambassador to Canada has faced a second wave of ridicule over a 2017 interview in which she said "both sides of science" formed her beliefs about climate change.

In an interview with Canadian broadcaster CBC, Kelly Craft said: "I think that both sides have their own results, from their studies, and I appreciate and I respect both sides of the science."

Referring to President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement last year while every other country committed to it, [Craft said of Trump's policy], "I think that the approach may seem different, but we all have the same goal. And that is to better our environment and maintain the environment," she said.

When asked if she believed in climate change, Craft said, "I believe there are scientists on both sides that are accurate."

Craft was mocked online for her suggestion that climate change deniers have some credence despite the overwhelming scientific evidence indicating the opposite.

Source: Newsweek magazine on 2023 Kentucky Gubernatorial race , May 7, 2020

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Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Andy Wells (R)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R)
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
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