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Jesse Ventura on Energy & Oil

Former Independent MN Governor


Military agrees: climate change represents a serious threat

Back in 2006, the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), a federally funded R&D center for the Navy and Marine Corps, brought together a Military Advisory Board of eleven retired three-star and four-star admirals and generals. Their task was to examine the impact of global climate change for future national security. The report came out in April 2007. Its conclusion is that climate represents "a serious threat" that is likely to create "instability in some of the most volatile regions of the world."

I find it very chilling that the U.S. military would recognize this situation and begin preparations for us how to deal with it, when many of our elected officials are still prepared to think climate change is some kind of hoax! We're like the proverbial ostrich with its head buried in the sand.

Source: 63 Documents, by Gov. Jesse Ventura, p.157 , Apr 4, 2011

Develop light rail tranist for Minnesota

For too long, limited solutions have existed for solving transportation problems. Implementation of light rail transit, commuter rail, and dedicated high-speed bus routes will be elements of diversifying the options that exist to address transportation problems. Light Rail Transit is the first step in developing a true multimodal transportation system.
Source: The Big Plan: Healthy, Vital Communities , Dec 10, 2000

Competitive electricity pricing; include alternative energy

    The Ventura Administration recognizes the shift from the present regulatory structure to a competitive structure for providing energy services to Minnesota consumers. The competitive structure will, at a minimum:
  1. Provide for access to service, reliability of service and competitive pricing;
  2. Encourage development and utilization of renewable energy sources;
  3. Provide energy consumers with market choices in all types of electric generation (i.e. natural gas, wind, hydro, nuclear, etc.);
  4. Recognize the need for environmentally, economically, and socially responsible generation and transmission development in the region; and
  5. Encourage development of responsible generation and transmission infrastructure within Minnesota by allowing attractive returns on investment for developers and providers of all energy services.
Source: The Big Plan: Healthy, Vital Communities , Dec 10, 2000

Overcome dependency on foreign oil

We subsidize the use of foreign oil by keeping a military presence in the Persian Gulf. I think we’d better find ways to overcome our dependency on foreign oil, and fossil fuels in general. We probably could have grown beyond our dependence on fossil fuels a longtime ago, if it weren’t for the automobile industries. They’ve stopped at nothing to push us into cars, and limit our transportation options. It’s yet another case of the power brokers of government getting in the way of what’s best for us.
Source: Do I Stand Alone, by Jesse Ventura, p.153 , Jul 2, 2000

Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically.

Ventura adopted the National Governors Association policy:

Source: NGA policy NR-11, Global Climate Change Domestic Policy 00-NGA3 on Aug 15, 2000

Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries.

Ventura adopted the National Governors Association policy:

If appropriate international commitments are established and are ratified by the US, the Governors believe implementation should be allowed to be achieved through cost-effective market-based activities, which account for scientifically verifiable and accountable reductions in greenhouse gas levels regardless of where the reductions are achieved. Any multinational emissions trading program must provide a flexible and workable framework that takes full advantage of market forces and maximizes international participation.
Source: NGA policy NR-11, Climate Change International Policy 00-NGA4 on Aug 15, 2000

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