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Steve Beshear on Energy & Oil
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Beshear on other issues.
  • To Washington: Get off our backs! about coal. (Feb 2011)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)

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Matt Bevin on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Bevin on other issues.
  • Support coal production and new nuclear power plants. (Oct 2013)
Alison Grimes on Energy & Oil
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alison Grimes on other issues.
  • Balanced approach to deal with global warming. (Sep 2014)
  • Rely heavily on domestic coal, oil and natural gas. (Dec 2012)
Mitch McConnell on Energy & Oil
Republican Sr Senator (KY): Click here for 29 full quotes OR click here for Mitch McConnell on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Fights EPA regulation on coal production. (Dec 2013)
  • Find more, use less: drill ANWR & off coast. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports coal-to-liquid fuels, nuclear tech, & electric cars. (Sep 2008)
  • Has clout to implement GOP solutions for high gas prices. (Aug 2008)
  • Gas Price Reduction Act: drill offshore; harness oil shale. (Aug 2008)
  • 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 NO 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 NO 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 YES 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 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
Rand Paul on Energy & Oil
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Test older gas pipelines for explosion safety. (Sep 2012)
  • Unelected EPA should not regulate greenhouse emissions. (Oct 2010)
  • Energy crisis stems from too much government intervention. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
  • Liberty Candidate: tax incentives for US-based alternatives. (Sep 2010)

House:


Andy Barr on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Andy Barr on other issues.
  • Stop the EPA's war on coal. (Nov 2012)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Aug 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
Ben Chandler on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (KY-6): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Ben Chandler on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 83% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Brett Guthrie on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Brett Guthrie on other issues.
  • Expand domestic oil production: drill in ANWR & offshore. (Nov 2008)
  • 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)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (Mar 2011)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
Thomas Massie on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Massie on other issues.
  • Support all free market domestic sources of energy. (Nov 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
Hal Rogers on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (KY-5): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Hal Rogers 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 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)
  • Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation. (Mar 2009)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
Ed Whitfield on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (KY-1): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Ed Whitfield 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 YES 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 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)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation. (Mar 2009)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (Mar 2011)
John Yarmuth on Energy & Oil
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Yarmuth on other issues.
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Geoff Davis on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (KY-4): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Geoff Davis 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 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)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • 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)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
Ernie Fletcher on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Governor (2003-2007): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Paul Patton on Energy & Oil
Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Patton on other issues.
  • More funding to develop domestic energy supplies. (Sep 2001)
  • Use federal funds for nuclear cleanup, with state input. (Sep 2001)
  • Share offshore oil development revenue with states. (Sep 2001)
Wendell Ford on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Wendell Ford on other issues.
  • Voted NO on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Ken Lucas on Energy & Oil
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ken Lucas on other issues.
  • 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 YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)
Dan Mongiardo on Energy & Oil
2010 Dem. Challenger (lost primary); currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Mongiardo on other issues.
  • Invest in clean energy, renewables, and efficiency. (Oct 2004)
  • Itís time to declare our energy independence. (Jul 2004)
Scotty Baesler on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 6): Click here for Scotty Baesler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Buckmaster on Energy & Oil
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Buckmaster on other issues.
  • Improve coal & oil usage & extraction. (Jan 2010)
Jim Bunning on Energy & Oil
Republican Jr Senator (KY): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bunning on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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 NO 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 YES on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
Jack Conway on Energy & Oil
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; formerly Attorney General: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jack Conway on other issues.
  • Protect coal even under cap-and-trade. (Oct 2010)
  • Coal yes; cap-and-trade no. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes cap-&-trade bill; it costs miners $1800 a year. (Oct 2009)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
Greg Fischer on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Greg Fischer on other issues.
  • Achieve energy independence & take better care of earth. (Mar 2008)
Ernie Fletcher on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Trey Grayson on Energy & Oil
Republican 2010 Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Trey Grayson on other issues.
  • No cap and trade; it kills manufacturing jobs. (Dec 2009)
Ron Lewis on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (KY-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Ron Lewis on other issues.
  • 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 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)
Bruce Lunsford on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Lunsford on other issues.
  • Expand drilling; draw strategic reserve; plus alternatives. (Sep 2008)
  • Drill for oil in ANWR & offshore, as one of many things. (Jul 2008)
  • Double oil production by developing 70M federal acres. (Jun 2008)
  • Work towards energy independence. (Jun 2008)
  • Develop clean coal technologies. (May 2008)
  • Set standards for fuel efficiency in cars and buildings. (May 2008)
Anne Meagher Northup on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Anne Meagher Northup on other issues.
  • 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)
Lois Combs Weinberg on Energy & Oil
Democratic Challenger (KY): Click here for Lois Combs Weinberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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