Peter Ricketts on Energy & Oil

Republican Senate Challenger


Don't reduce the ethanol Renewable Fuels Standard

Biofuels are a critical part of Nebraska's economy, adding income for farmers, creating jobs, and boosting energy independence. My plan for growing agricultural opportunity in Nebraska calls for a renewed emphasis on value-added production. Ethanol tops the list, as it adds value to Nebraska corn and is converted to fuel and efficient livestock feed. As governor, it will be my goal to challenge Iowa to become the top ethanol producer in the nation. I support the Renewable Fuels Standard and oppose federal attempts to reduce it. I will also seek to expand new markets for ethanol, such as encouraging higher blend levels, locally and across the nation. Now essential to the rural economy, the future of biofuels holds great promise. I am excited to help the industry grow in the state.
Source: 2014 Nebraska Governor campaign website, PeteRicketts.com , Nov 4, 2014

Pursue the use of ethanol and bio-diesel fuels

“Nebraskans believe in fiscal prudence and they know that agriculture is the backbone of the Nebraska economy,” Ricketts said. He supports “promoting and pursuing the use of ethanol and bio-diesel fuels, which can extend oil reserves” which strengthens Nebraska’s corn economy.
Source: Ben Thompson, North Platte Telegraph , Feb 7, 2006

Explore for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve

Ricketts supports oil exploration in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve, where an estimated 10 billion barrels of oil are available in a 2,000-acre area. The reserve covers 19 million acres.
Source: Ben Thompson, North Platte Telegraph , Feb 7, 2006

Other governors on Energy & Oil: Peter Ricketts on other issues:
NE Gubernatorial:
Dave Heineman
Jon Bruning
NE Senatorial:
Dave Domina
Deb Fischer
Shane Osborn

Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Northam(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(R) vs.Carney(D)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R) vs.Kinder(R) vs.Greitens(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R) vs.Johnson(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.McChesney(D)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Stenehjem(R) vs.Becker(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R) vs.Sununu(R) vs.Lavoie(R) vs.Connolly(D) vs.Dextraze(I)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Bell(D) vs.Niemeyer(R) vs.Pierce(R)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Johnson(R) vs.Cook(D)
VT: Shumlin(D) vs.Minter(D) vs.Dunne(D) vs.Scott(R) vs.Lisman(R) vs.Smith(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
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