State of Ohio Archives: on Energy & Oil
Use responsibly the natural resources we're blessed to have
Mandel said the nation's energy policy should take advantage of natural gas reserves buried under the eastern portion of the state. "The administration--and Congress to a certain extent--fail to see our natural resources as assets,"
Mandel said. "I believe the oil and gas and other natural resources we're blessed to have should be used in a responsible way."
Source: Dayton Daily News on 2012 Ohio Senate debate
Sep 4, 2012
Produce oil from the easy state-side locations
Q: Do you support environmental regulations, or international emissions targets, aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
Q: Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?
Q: Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?
A: Yes. We should be producing oil from the easy locations so that we are not pushing technology so far that we have accidents we can't recover from like the recent
Gulf spill at 5000 feet deep.
Q: Do you support federal funding for the development of alternative energy?
A: Yes. When federal funding helps promote the development of alternative energy technology it should be required to be produced state-side.
Only majority owned U.S. Corporations should be able to receive federal research funding and the new technology should be protected from export very stringently.
Q:Do you support the development of nuclear reactors?
Source: Ohio Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test
Aug 11, 2010
25% advanced and alternative energy by 2025
Our country has been heading down a path that leads to higher energy prices, a dangerous dependence on foreign oil, and an environment in peril. Investments in new clean energy sources will both create jobs that cannot be outsourced, and help make
us more energy independent.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, fisherforohio.com, "Issues"
Dec 25, 2009
- Lee worked with Gov. Strickland to write and pass an energy bill that now requires that Ohio meet 25% of our energy needs through advanced and alternative energy by 2025.
- As Ohio's Director of Development and
Chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission, Lee worked to ensure economic recovery monies were used to create new clean energy jobs in Ohio.
- We can and must make
Ohio a hub of energy production, putting thousands of Ohioans to work creating sources of clean, advanced energy like wind turbines, solar panels, fuel cell-powered cars, and clean coal technologies.
Project THAW: $250 for home heating oil costs
Ohioans need relief from the high cost of heating their homes!
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Ohio Legislature
Jan 24, 2001
- I’m announcing “Project THAW”, a one-time home-heating credit of up to $250 for families and seniors of modest means.
- [I will issue] a 60-day moratorium on home-heating
disconnections to protect those customers participating in a company payment plan.
- Further, I’ve asked Ohio’s natural gas companies to contribute a total of at least $5 million to help low-income customers pay heating costs.
Develop alternative fuels
Beatty indicates support of the following principles regarding the environment and energy.
Source: Ohio Legislative 2000 National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2000
- Encourage further development and use of alternative fuels to reduce pollution.
- Support "self-audit" legislation which creates incentives for
industries to audit themselves and clean up pollution.
- Support funding for recycling programs in Ohio.
- Request added flexibility from the federal government in enforcing and funding federal environmental regulations.
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