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Roger Wicker on Energy & Oil

Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1)


Speed up nuclear plant processing; send waste to Yucca

Q: Would you vote to support legislation designed to speed up the permitting and construction of nuclear power plants?

A: Yes.

Q: Would you vote to oppose removing the designation of Yucca Mountain as the site for the temporary storage of nuclear waste?

A: Yes.

Source: BIPAC 2008 Senate Candidate Questionnaire Nov 1, 2008

Drill offshore; drill ANWR; drill for oil shale

Q: Would you vote to significantly expand environmentally responsible drilling for oil and natural gas on the Outer Continental Shelf?

A: Yes.

Q: Would you vote to oppose restrictions that would limit access to and exploration of oil shale in the western United States?

A: Yes.

Q: Would you vote to allow environmentally responsible exploration and production in the portion of Alaska called ANWR, which is estimated to hold 10 billion barrels of oil?

A: Yes.

Source: BIPAC 2008 Senate Candidate Questionnaire Nov 1, 2008

Co-authored a bill for more offshore drilling

Wicker appeared Wednesday afternoon at the Reedy Creek Oilfield in the Sharon community in Jones County to express his frustration that the bill he co-authored with Senator Cochran--Gas Price Reduction Act--never was brought up for discussion since being introduced in June. The act he and Cochran co-authored would open up more offshore drilling, delve into oil shale deposits in the West, encourage development of affordable alternative energy sources and crackdown on oil speculators.
Source: Campaign website, www.wickerforsenate.com Aug 12, 2008

Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation.

OnTheIssues.org Explanation:A "Cloture Motion" would end debate on the bill, and then allow a vote on passage. This motion failed (3/5ths of the Senators must vote YEA), based on objections of how the new incentives would be paid for.Congressional Summary:A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide Tax incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, and to provide individual income tax relief.
Source: Gas Price Reduction Act (S.3202) 08-S3202 on Jun 26, 2008

Gas tax holiday for the summer.

Wicker co-sponsored suspending the highway fuel tax for the summer

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to suspend excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels between May 26, 2008, and September 1, 2008. Provides for reimbursement from the Treasury to the Highway Trust Fund for any reduction in Trust Fund receipts resulting from such suspension.

    Expresses the policy of Congress that:
  1. consumers immediately receive the benefit of the reduction in taxes resulting from this Act; and
  2. transportation motor fuels producers and other dealers take necessary actions to reduce fuel prices to reflect such reduction in taxes.
Source: S.2890&S.2971 2008-S2890 on Apr 17, 2008

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Haley Barbour
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Erik Fleming
Ronnie Musgrove
Thad Cochran

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