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Jack Markell on Energy & Oil
Delaware Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jack Markell on other issues.
  • Reliability and cost of energy is key. (Jan 2013)
  • Supports renewable resources connecting to grid. (Oct 2011)
  • Petroleum refinery reopening is a stride in jobs and economy. (Oct 2011)
  • Fossil fuels contribute to harmful greenhouse gases. (Nov 2008)

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DE 2014: 2014 DE Senate debate


Tom Carper on Energy & Oil
Democratic Sr Senator (DE): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Tom Carper on other issues.
  • Supports spending resources to stop Global Warming. (Sep 2000)
  • More funding for Amtrak’s high-speed rail. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Rated 67% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Maintain federal funds for transit funding above 12.5% cap. (Jul 1999)
Chris Coons on Energy & Oil
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chris Coons on other issues.
  • Reduce CO2 by focus on energy efficiency and conservation. (Oct 2010)
  • Buildup of carbon dioxide is unsustainable. (Jul 2010)
  • Oil drilling poses an environmental risk. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Supports passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation. (Sep 2010)
Christine O`Donnell on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Christine O`Donnell on other issues.
  • Cap-and-trade is at the expense of our citizens. (Oct 2010)
  • Increase oil refinery capacity; drill offshore for oil. (Aug 2008)
  • Build more oil refineries to reduce gas prices. (Aug 2008)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation. (Sep 2010)
Alex Pires on Energy & Oil
Independent Challenger: Click here for Alex Pires on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kevin Wade on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Wade on other issues.
  • More oil drilling on U.S. soil. (Oct 2012)
  • Don't raise taxes on gas by 25 cents per gallon. (Oct 2012)

House:


John Carney on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District AL): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Carney on other issues.
  • Prevent exploration and drilling off the coast of Delaware. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ruth Ann Minner on Energy & Oil
Democratic DE Governor: Click here for Ruth Ann Minner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Castle on Energy & Oil
Former GOP (until 2010) (District AL): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 33% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Michael Castle on Energy & Oil
2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep.: Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 33% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Ray Clatworthy on Energy & Oil
2002 Republican Senate Challenger (DE): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ray Clatworthy on other issues.
  • Coal and oil over alternatives. (Mar 2009)
William Roth on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Senator (unseated, 2000): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for William Roth on other issues.
  • Voted NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Ted Kaufman on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate-Appointee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kaufman on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
Mike Protack on Energy & Oil
Republican challenger: Click here for Mike Protack on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jan Ting on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jan Ting on other issues.
  • Conservation must become cornerstone of energy policy. (Sep 2006)
  • Foster new refineries, and new on- and off-shore drilling. (Aug 2006)
Beau Biden on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Attorney General: Click here for Beau Biden on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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