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Terry Branstad on Energy & Oil
Republican Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Terry Branstad on other issues.
  • Keep corn-based ethanol in nation's fuel supply. (Aug 2014)
  • Expand and protect American energy resources. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports wind energy by signing HF 672. (May 2011)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Chet Culver on Energy & Oil
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chet Culver on other issues.
  • Create an Iowa Power Fund to research and development. (Jan 2007)
  • Move agriculture from feeding the world to fueling the world. (Nov 2006)
Jack Hatch on Energy & Oil
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Hatch on other issues.
  • Solar energy grants instead of utility special interests. (Jul 2014)
  • Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology. (Nov 2002)
Tom Hoefling on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Hoefling on other issues.
  • Strongly opposes prioritizing green energy. (Jan 2014)

Senate:

IA 2013: 2014 Iowa Senate Debates


Bruce Braley on Energy & Oil
Democrat: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Supported Keystone Pipeline initially, then rejected it. (Sep 2014)
  • Make Iowa the world’s renewable energy leader. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • 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)
  • Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018. (May 2011)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Doug Butzier on Energy & Oil
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Doug Butzier on other issues.
  • Prioritizing green energy is just tax favors. (Sep 2014)
Sam Clovis on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Sam Clovis on other issues.
  • No subsidies for wind and solar. (Jul 2014)
  • Obama's "Climate Resilience Fund" just redistributes wealth. (Feb 2014)
  • All energy sources must be developed within market viability. (Jan 2014)
  • Exploit every form of energy, underground and above ground. (Nov 2013)
Joni Ernst on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joni Ernst on other issues.
  • Drives hybrid car, but doubts climate change is man-made. (Sep 2014)
Chuck Grassley on Energy & Oil
Republican Sr Senator (IA): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Grassley on other issues.
  • Biodiesel is not controversial, unlike ethanol. (Aug 2010)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Rated 33% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Matthew Whitaker on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matthew Whitaker on other issues.
  • Cap-and-trade proposal stifles the American dream. (Sep 2013)

House:


Leonard Boswell on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (IA-3): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Boswell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • 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 NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 33% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018. (May 2011)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Include agricultural products in renewable fuels. (May 2009)
Steve King on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (IA-5): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Steve King on other issues.
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Establish a solar energy program on federal lands. (Apr 2008)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018. (May 2011)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
  • Include agricultural products in renewable fuels. (May 2009)
David Loebsack on Energy & Oil
Democrat: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for David Loebsack on other issues.
  • Energy policy that benefits the Midwest, not the Mideast. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • 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)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018. (May 2011)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • $5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects. (Mar 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Pat Murphy on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Pat Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Tom Vilsack on Energy & Oil
Democratic IA Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Vilsack on other issues.
  • Need an energy policy tied to environmental conservation. (Jun 2006)
  • 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)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Tom Harkin on Energy & Oil
Democratic Jr Senator (IA): Click here for 29 full quotes OR click here for Tom Harkin on other issues.
  • Convert the nation’s vehicle fleet to flex-fuel vehicles. (Aug 2008)
  • Develop cellulosic ethanol, wind, and solar. (Aug 2008)
  • Rapidly increase renewable fuels from corn and soybean. (Mar 2008)
  • 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 YES 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 NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel. (Apr 2005)
  • Sponsored bill raising CAFE by a 4% per year until 2018. (Jul 2006)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Bruce Braley on Energy & Oil
Democrat: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Supported Keystone Pipeline initially, then rejected it. (Sep 2014)
  • Make Iowa the world’s renewable energy leader. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • 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)
  • Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018. (May 2011)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Tom Latham on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (IA-4): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Tom Latham on other issues.
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Include agricultural products in renewable fuels. (May 2009)
Greg Ganske on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Nominee (2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Jim Lightfoot on Energy & Oil
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for Jim Lightfoot on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daryl Northrop on Energy & Oil
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daryl Northrop on other issues.
  • 20% renewable energy by 2020. (May 2004)
Art Small on Energy & Oil
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Art Small on other issues.
  • Re-enter Kyoto, develop alternative fuels. (Aug 2004)
Roxanne Conlin on Energy & Oil
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Roxanne Conlin on other issues.
  • Grassley voted against extending biodiesel tax credit. (Aug 2010)
  • Invest in homegrown alternatives to foreign oil. (Jul 2010)
  • Focus on the sun, the wind, and biomass. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
George Eichhorn on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for George Eichhorn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Ganske on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Jim Leach on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim Leach on other issues.
  • 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 YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Jim Nussle on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jim Nussle on other issues.
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Steven Rathje on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Rathje on other issues.
  • Build nuclear plants; drill ANWR; expand refinieries. (Mar 2008)
Christopher Reed on Energy & Oil
Republican challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Reed on other issues.
  • Drill for more American oil to reduce gas prices. (Aug 2008)
  • Tap into domestic oil like ANWR. (Jun 2008)
  • Not ready to jump head first into biofuels. (Apr 2008)
  • Coal & nuclear have gotten a bad rap. (Apr 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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