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Carol Moseley-Braun on Energy & Oil


Invest in environmental technology

Another way [to provide prosperity], which I find very exciting, is to invest in environmental technologies-- creating incentives for entrepreneurs to create whole new industries that will not only preserve our air and our water and our soil here, and deal with energy shortfalls and difficulties, but also give us product to sell to the rest of the world.
Source: Democratic Primary Debate, Albuquerque New Mexico Sep 4, 2003

Lessen our dependence on fossil fuels

Q: What is your view on our dependence on fossil fuels?

A: Lessening our dependence on fossil fuels should be a top priority for our government. I think we can do so by providing not only direct funding to the development of existing and new alternatives, but by using the tax code to inspire private investment in that direction. When I was in the Senate I was named the "ethanol queen" for my work to start the development of that fuel source.

Source: MoveOn.org interview Jun 17, 2003

Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository.

Approval of the interim nuclear waste repository.
Status: Bill Passed Y)65; N)34; NV)1
Reference: Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997; Bill S. 104 ; vote number 1997-42 on Apr 15, 1997

Voted YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline.

Funding a mandated percentage of market share for the use of ethanol in gasoline, to be funded b reducing NASA budget b $39 million..
Status: Table Motion Agreed to Y)50; N)50; VP decided YES
Reference: Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995; Bill H.R. 4624 ; vote number 1994-255 on Aug 3, 1994

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