State of Virginia Archives: on Energy & Oil


Bob McDonnell: Replace gas tax with sales and use tax

Replace gas tax with sales and use tax Our plan will also eliminate Virginia's 17.5 cents per gallon tax on gasoline and replace it with a 0.8% increase in the sales and use tax- that will not tax gasoline. We will be the first state in the nation to eliminate the gas tax, which is projected Replace gas tax with sales and use tax We will maintain the tax on diesel fuel, 68% of which is consumed by out of state truckers. Trucks comprise 4.2% of the miles traveled, but cause nearly 80% of the maintenance needs.
Source: 2013 Virginia State of the State address Jan 9, 2013

Robert Sarvis: Humans cause climate change, but don't regulate CO2

Q: Do you support state regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?

A: No.

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

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?

A: No.

Q: Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?

A: No.

Q: Do you support providing financial incentives to farms that produce biofuel crops?

A: No.

Source: Virginia State Legislative 2011 PVS Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2011

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