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Allen Buckley on Energy & Oil

2004 former Libertarian Senate challenger (GA)


Not certain that global warming is manmade

Q: What is your position on the following measures that have been proposed to address global climate change--a cap-and-trade system, a carbon tax, increased fuel-economy standards, and research?

A: I believe global warming is occurring. To what degree However, I don't believe it's worth risking the planet on the possibility that some of it is not manmade, when the need to replace the dwindling supply of fossil fuels with other fuels simultaneously exists.

Source: 2008 Senate questionnaire by SEA & 18 science organizations Sep 9, 2008

Convert from gasoline vehicles to hydrogen or other fuel

Provide strong financial incentives to convert from gasoline fuel for vehicles to clean-burning, less expensive hydrogen or similar clean-burning fuel.
Source: E-mail exchange between Mr. Buckley and OnTheIssues.org Jun 11, 2004

Provide financial incentives for alternative energy

We need to create special incentives for an alternative primary source of energy to oil. Such an alternative source would be a potential means of substantial withdrawal from the Middle East. Possibilities include a MAJOR financial reward for production of a hydrogen-based, water emissions system (or a similar environmentally healthy system) that can work on a global basis, with oil companies to be granted a significant percentage (e.g. 90%) of the initial rights of supply, to last for a period of 10 years, in exchange for funding (or reimbursement of) the reward. (Suppliers of drilling equipment would similarly be given rights to produce the new production equipment, in exchange for contributing to the reward.) Tax credits could be provided to individual purchasers to cover part of the cost of vehicles with the new engines and replacement of existing engines, with costs thereof partially or fully funded through increased excise taxes on gasoline sold for automobile consumption.
Source: Campaign website, www.BuckleyForSenate.org, "Views" May 18, 2004

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GA Senatorial:
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Jim Martin
Johnny Isakson
Josh Lanier
Rand Knight
Saxby Chambliss
Vernon Jones


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
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AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
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GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
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