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Rick Noriega on Energy & Oil

Democratic Senate Challenger


Put Texans to work producing the fuels of the future

While my opponent and this administration have been in office, gas prices have skyrocketed, from $1.35 a gallon to $4.00 a gallon. If we are to continue to be a leader in energy--we've got to stand up to special interests and put Texans to work producing the fuels of the future.

We are the nation's largest producer of natural gas which must be used as a bridge-fuel to lower our emissions, to help our environment and to create "green collar" jobs. Texas is also the leader in wind energy, and we must continue to expand our investment in renewable energy sources.

This country needs a NASA-like project to make America energy independent. President Kennedy called for such a project when he said "America would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade." Well, Texans responded and made that vision a reality.

Source: State Convention Speech Jun 6, 2008

Invest in wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass

We must make a serious effort to invest in clean, alternative, renewable sources of energy including wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass, in order to provide a greater percentage of our energy needs.
Source: Campaign website, www.ricknoriega.com, "Issues" Mar 2, 2008

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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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AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
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GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
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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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