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Rae Vogeler on Energy & Oil

 


We need to move away from oil as our energy source

Q: Would you reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy?

A: Yes, I strongly favor that. We're running short of oil. Not because there isn't any in the ground, but because we can't get it out fast enough. Yet, even if it were possible to increase production, it would not be wise. Oil use is a major cause of global warming. It's affecting our climate today: 2005 was the hottest year on record, winters have become much milder, severe storms have become more frequent and regional droughts are becoming common place. Our dependence on oil is becoming more costly to us and to the environment. In spite of this, Pres. Bush's energy bill gave billions of dollars to the oil companies and deepened our commitment to oil. My opponent, Herb Kohl voted for this bill. Continuing to look at oil as our energy future i will hurt us in the long run. We need to move away from oil as our energy source.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues.org Oct 1, 2006

Crash program for clean energy; end oil drilling

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues.org Oct 1, 2006

Retire nuclear power reactors as soon as possible

Retire nuclear power reactors as soon as possible, and phase-out of other technologies that use or produce nuclear waste. There is no such thing as the safe "disposal" nuclear waste. All six of the "low-level" nuclear waste dumps in the United States have leaked. Stop public subsidies for nuclear power, including Price-Anderson insurance caps and stranded cost recovery bailouts.
Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues.org Oct 1, 2006

Support renewable, clean energy

Support renewable, clean energy: Experts are saying that oil production is now 'peaking' and will soon start to fall. We need to break our dependence on a declining energy source that is the major cause of global warming, and invest in wind, solar and other forms of clean energy.
Source: Campaign website, www.voterae.org, "Platform" Jan 25, 2006

No such thing as the safe disposal of nuclear waste

[We should] retire nuclear power reactors as soon as possible, and phase-out of other technologies that use or produce nuclear waste. There is no such thing as the safe "disposal" of nuclear waste. All six of the "low-level" nuclear waste dumps in the United States have leaked. Stop public subsidies for nuclear power, including Price-Anderson insurance caps and stranded cost recovery bailouts.
Source: Campaign website, www.voterae.org, "Platform" Jan 25, 2006

Other candidates on Energy & Oil: Rae Vogeler on other issues:
WI Gubernatorial:
Jim Doyle
WI Senatorial:
David Redick
Herbert Kohl
Robert Lorge
Russell Feingold

2004 Presidential:
Pres.George W. Bush
Sen.John Kerry
Ralph Nader

2008 possibilities:

Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John Edwards
Sen.Russ Feingold
Rudy Giuliani
V.P.Al Gore
Sen.Barack Obama
Sen.John McCain


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Jon Corzine(D,NJ)
Mark Dayton(DFL,MN)
Bill Frist(R,TN)
Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
Paul Sarbanes(D,MD)
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