State of Alabama Archives: on Energy & Oil


Ron Crumpton: Make real investments in green technology

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Prioritize green energy"?

A: Strongly agree. We need to make real investments in green technology.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues Nov 26, 2015

Gary Palmer: US has more oil available than used in the last 100 years

Free markets work if we allow them to. Our energy sector alone could create thousands of new jobs overnight if government would lift unnecessary burdens on developers. We have enormous energy resources with trillions of cubic feet of natural gas and enough coal to last for over 400 years. These are resources that could drive economic growth for the next decade that the Obama Administration refuses to use. The US literally has more oil available than the entire world has used in the last 100 years.
Source: 2014 AL-6 House campaign website, PalmerForAlabama.com Sep 30, 2014

Gary Palmer: Supports Keystone XL & offshore oil production

Q: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?

A: No.

Q: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?

A: No.

Source: VoteSmart 2014 Alabama Congressional Political Courage Test Aug 30, 2014

Robert Bentley: Supports off-shore drilling and the oil and gas industries

If we're going to take the responsibility of having to clean up our coasts and having to lose money because of any oil spill, then we ought to be able to get money from that. Bentley also noted the importance of energy production to Alabama's economy. We have had minimal impacts from our longstanding oil and gas development and production industries.
Source: 2011 Alabama gubernatorial press release, "Oil Spill" Oct 5, 2011

Jeff Sessions: Surge in gas prices sucks out American wealth

Sessions and Figures agree that the economy, including the pump price of gas, tops their list of voter concerns before the Nov. 4 election.

Sessions, who serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said he has pumped gas at stations across the state while campaigning.

“I’ve seen people in Mobile buy $5 worth of gas. That’s all they had,“ he said. ”It just drives home that this surge in gasoline prices is sucking out large amounts of our American wealth that they could otherwise be using on other things important to them.“

Figures said people are ”really finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. You hear that more than anything else--economy and gas prices.“

Source: 2008 Alabama Senate Debate; Associated Press on www.AL.com Oct 11, 2008

Vivian Davis Figures: High gas prices make it harder to make ends meet

Sessions and Figures agree that the economy, including the pump price of gas, tops their list of voter concerns before the Nov. 4 election.

Sessions, who serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said he has pumped gas at stations across the state while campaigning.

“I’ve seen people in Mobile buy $5 worth of gas. That’s all they had,“ he said. ”It just drives home that this surge in gasoline prices is sucking out large amounts of our American wealth that they could otherwise be using on other things important to them.“

Figures said people are ”really finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. You hear that more than anything else--economy and gas prices.“

Source: 2008 Alabama Senate Debate; Associated Press on www.AL.com Oct 11, 2008

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