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Elaine Marshall on Energy & Oil

 


Reduce carbon emissions & invest in wind & solar

Source: Campaign website, elainemarshall.com, "Issues" Jul 20, 2010

Big Oil polluted the Gulf, & polluted the politics around it

Marshall described Burr as beholden to special interests. Marshall, who repeatedly described herself as "a strong independent voice," called him one of the top recipients of "big-oil dollars." Marshall said, "Big oil has not only polluted the gulf, it's polluted the politics around it."

Burr has received $78,200 this election from political action committees representing oil and gas companies, according to the Center for Responsible Politics. Ten senators have received more.

Source: Charlotte Observer coverage of 2010 N.C. Senate debate Jun 27, 2010

Opposes drilling off coast due to disastrous risks

The candidates had differences on offshore oil drilling. Marshall said lawmakers like Burr had allowed deepwater drilling despite the "disastrous" risks that are now apparent. The well gushing into the Gulf is a deepwater well. Marshall said she opposes drilling off North Carolina's coast.

Burr said oil companies had been forced to go into the riskier territory because they were "chased" away from land drilling and shallow water drilling. He said officials need to ensure that deepwater drilling is saf before quickly allowing it to continue. President Obama's administration had imposed a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, but a federal judge struck it down. The government is appealing that decision.

But ending such drilling entirely, Burr said, would lead to economic disaster."You'll have no economic growth," he said. "You'll have no job expansion. You'll have a contraction like you've never dreamed of."

Source: Sun-News coverage of 2010 N.C. Senate debate Jun 26, 2010

Supports renewable energy tax credits.

Marshall supports the CC survey question on renewable energy tax credits

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Tax credits for investment in renewable sources of energy, (such as wind, solar & biomass)"

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q18 on Aug 11, 2010

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