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Rebekah Kennedy on Energy & Oil

Green Senate challenger


Support carbon taxes on industry

Q: What is your position on global warming?

A: I strongly support carbon taxes on industry, increased fuel economy and research. Particularly, research in needed to increase the efficiency of solar and wind power collection and storage. Cap and trade could be of some use if those with credits to trade were limited to businesses which one might expect to produce a significant amount of carbon pollution. Otherwise, it will be a pointless shell game. We must increase our investment in public transportation so that millions of Americans are no longer forced to drive to work every day & to fly to destination which ought to be reachable by train. Finally, we must use energy more efficiently. It is time to look at bringing back the 55 mph speed limit and increasing standards for building insulation. The two things we must do are to cut our energy use and to increase the portion of our energy that come from non-carbon emitting true renewable, such as wind and solar.

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

Dramatic increase in wind, solar and hydro-electric power

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Replace coal and oil with alternatives?"

A: Do Support. I support a dramatic increase in the use of wind, solar and hydro-electric power. I support further research to find efficient non-polluting bio-fuels, but do not support the current use of corn based ethanol.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org May 20, 2008

Other candidates on Energy & Oil: Rebekah Kennedy on other issues:
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Mike Beebe
AR Senatorial:
Blanche Lambert Lincoln
Mark Pryor


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
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
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
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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