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Elizabeth Esty on Energy & Oil

 

 


Incentives for energy efficiency instead of $41B to Big Oil

End tax subsidies to oil companies: While the oil industry has reaped record profits and gas prices have soared, Congress has helped Big Oil with generous tax subsidies. These subsidies are unnecessary and we should put an end to them. When we need to control government spending there is no justification for a $41 billion giveaway to Big Oil.

Promote clean energy technology: We need to be careful not to have the government pick which technologies will be successful, but instead structure incentives that will allow private investment and the market to move us rapidly to a more energy-efficient and clean-energy future. Getting the incentives right is a triple win--greater security for our country by disentangling us from unsavory regimes around the world, the environmental benefit of cleaner air and water, and the economic benefit of developing products that we can sell to other countries.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, elizabethesty.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

Esty supports the PVS survey question on greenhouse gases

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q18 on Aug 30, 2012

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