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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Charlie Baker on Energy & Oil
Republican nominee for Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Baker on other issues.
  • Support Hydro Quebec, efficient appliances, and LED lighting. (Nov 2010)
  • Renewable energy is an important investment in our future. (Nov 2010)
Don Berwick on Energy & Oil
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Don Berwick on other issues.
  • Tax carbon emissions to reduce "undeniable climate crisis". (Feb 2014)
  • Double state investment in clean energy from 0.6% to 1.2%. (Feb 2014)
  • Double down on efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. (Feb 2014)
Martha Coakley on Energy & Oil
Democratic Challenger : Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Supports cap-and-trade, but not a carbon tax. (Feb 2014)
  • Supports national cap-and-trade system, plus renewables. (Jan 2010)
  • National cap-and-trade market-based CO2 reduction. (Oct 2009)
  • Develop large scale utility-backed solar power projects. (Jul 2009)
  • Greenhouse gases are pollutants that threaten public health. (Jun 2009)
  • Spent nuclear fuel is subject to terrorist attack. (Jun 2009)
Tom Menino on Energy & Oil
Mayor of Boston: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Menino on other issues.
  • Aggressively pursuing solar energy opportunities for city. (Dec 2011)
Deval Patrick on Energy & Oil
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • At Texaco: stop arguing about climate change & seek solution. (Apr 2011)
  • Develop solar power projects to generate 250 MW by 2017. (Jul 2009)
  • Make Massachusetts a global center for alternative energy. (Sep 2006)
  • Cut Energy costs and develop renewable energy. (Sep 2005)
  • Support renewable energy like Cape Wind. (Sep 2005)
  • Tax credits for energy efficient cars. (Sep 2005)
  • Foster alternative energy businesses. (Sep 2005)
  • Convert state fleet to hybrids and fuel-efficient cars. (Sep 2005)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Karyn Polito on Energy & Oil
Eleventh Worcester Republican (MA State Rep): Click here for Karyn Polito on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marty Walsh on Energy & Oil
Mayor of Boston: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marty Walsh on other issues.
  • Reduce Boston's carbon emissions & mitigate climate change. (Nov 2013)
Dan Wolf on Energy & Oil
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Wolf on other issues.
  • Make the Cape and Islands energy neutral by 2030. (Nov 2012)
  • Green Initiatives like solar panels have economic payback. (Nov 2012)

Senate:

MA 2014: 2014 MA Senate debate


Martha Coakley on Energy & Oil
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Supports cap-and-trade, but not a carbon tax. (Feb 2014)
  • Supports national cap-and-trade system, plus renewables. (Jan 2010)
  • National cap-and-trade market-based CO2 reduction. (Oct 2009)
  • Develop large scale utility-backed solar power projects. (Jul 2009)
  • Greenhouse gases are pollutants that threaten public health. (Jun 2009)
  • Spent nuclear fuel is subject to terrorist attack. (Jun 2009)
Mo Cowan on Energy & Oil
Democratic Appointee: Click here for Mo Cowan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gabriel Gomez on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Gabriel Gomez on other issues.
  • I believe that there is global warming. (Jun 2013)
  • Keystone XL project brings jobs. (Jun 2013)
  • Climate change is real, but don't disadvantage America. (Mar 2013)
  • Wrong to stop the Keystone pipeline. (Mar 2013)
Brian Herr on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Brian Herr on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Kerry on Energy & Oil
Jr Senator (MA), Democratic nominee for President: Click here for 50 full quotes OR click here for John Kerry on other issues.
  • Global Warming as “hoax” is funded by Big Oil & GOP. (Jan 2007)
  • Legislation to reduce CO2 emissions by 2050. (Jan 2007)
  • The Kyoto Treaty was flawed but could be fixed. (Oct 2004)
  • No American should be held hostage to our oil dependence. (Jul 2004)
  • Encourage fuel efficient cars & use reserves in short-term. (May 2004)
  • No nuclear waste dump in Nevada’s Yucca Mountain. (Feb 2004)
  • Raise CAFE standard to 36 mpg by 2015. (Jan 2004)
  • Ban MBTE and sue companies who make it. (Jan 2004)
  • 20% renewable energy by 2020. (Nov 2003)
  • Drilling for oil doesn’t gain energy independence. (Oct 2003)
  • Apollo project approach to energy independence. (Oct 2003)
  • Dismissal of Kyoto indicative of Bush’s unilateralism. (Oct 2003)
  • ANWR won’t provide any oil for 20 years. (Sep 2003)
  • Invent our way out of oil dependency-don’t drill our way out. (Sep 2003)
  • Invest in advancing secure forms of energy instead of oil. (Jun 2003)
  • Create new energy sources to end Mideast dependency. (May 2002)

    Voting Record

  • FactCheck: No, Kerry never voted for a 50-cent gas tax hike. (Oct 2004)
  • Led effort to try to raise fuel efficiency standards. (May 2003)
  • 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 NO 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 NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
  • Include pickup trucks in CAFE; include hybrids in HOV lanes. (Feb 2002)
  • Keep climate change in EPA "State of the Environment" report. (Jun 2003)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Ed Markey on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Simply unneeded to subsidize oil industry. (Jun 2013)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (Mar 2011)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Bruce Skarin on Energy & Oil
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Skarin on other issues.
  • Top priority: combatting global climate change. (Feb 2014)
Elizabeth Warren on Energy & Oil
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
  • Invest in our kids instead of subsidizing Big oil. (Apr 2014)
  • Invest in energy technology instead of subsidizing Big Oil. (Apr 2014)
  • Lead the world in using green technology. (Sep 2011)

House:


Michael Capuano on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Open restricted areas for domestic oil exploration. (Nov 2008)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Katherine Clark on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Katherine Clark on other issues.
  • Carbon tax: it's time to get America running on clean energy. (Oct 2013)
Bill Keating on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Keating on other issues.
  • Supports Cape Wind and clean energy jobs. (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)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Joe Kennedy III on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Kennedy III on other issues.
  • Invest in renewable and energy-efficiency technologies. (Nov 2012)
  • Human activity is contributing to climate change. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
Jim McGovern on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (MA-3): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Jim McGovern 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)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Seth Moulton on Energy & Oil
Democratic Nominee (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Seth Moulton on other issues.
  • Firm leadership to lessen greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2014)
Richard Neal on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (MA-2): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Richard Neal 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)
  • 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 passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 YES 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)
  • Rated 83% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
John Tierney on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (MA-6): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for John Tierney 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 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)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • $5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects. (Mar 2011)
Richard Tisei on Energy & Oil
Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate): Click here for Richard Tisei on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Niki Tsongas on Energy & Oil
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Niki Tsongas 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Steve Grossman on Energy & Oil
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Grossman on other issues.
  • Allocate 1% of state budget to climate change & clean energy. (Feb 2014)
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. (Dec 2013)
Bill Weld on Energy & Oil
Previous Republican Governor: Click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ted Kennedy on Energy & Oil
Democratic Sr Senator (MA): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kennedy on other issues.
  • OpEd: Opposes Cape Wind on NIMBY grounds. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes Cape Wind project. (May 2006)
  • Proud of safe energy over nuclear future. (Aug 1980)
  • 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 NO 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 NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Bob Massie on Energy & Oil
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Massie on other issues.
  • GOP denies the laws of physics; 35% renewable by 2020. (Jul 2011)
Setti Warren on Energy & Oil
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Setti Warren on other issues.
  • Drilling for more oil is no solution for energy crisis. (Jul 2011)
Barney Frank on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (MA-4): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Barney Frank 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)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Steve Lynch on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (MA-9): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Steve Lynch 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)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Ed Markey on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Simply unneeded to subsidize oil industry. (Jun 2013)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (Mar 2011)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
John Olver on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (MA-1): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for John Olver 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)
  • 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 passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 83% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Tom Birmingham on Energy & Oil
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Tom Birmingham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Celucci on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Governor (1999-2001): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Celucci on other issues.
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
Chris Gabrieli on Energy & Oil
Democratic 2006 Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Gabrieli on other issues.
  • Supports Cape Wind plus other renewable energy projects. (Jun 2006)
  • Cape Wind deal is not the best for Cape & islands. (Jun 2006)
  • Sign on to greenhouse gas initiative. (Jun 2006)
Kerry Healey on Energy & Oil
Former GOP 2006 Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kerry Healey on other issues.
  • I like wind energy, but Cape Wind is a bad idea. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes Cape Wind project. (Jun 2006)
  • Suspend the gas tax. (May 2006)
Carla Howell on Energy & Oil
Libertarian Challenger Governor (MA); 2000 Challenger for Senate: Click here for Carla Howell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christy Mihos on Energy & Oil
Former Independent Challenger 2006: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Christy Mihos on other issues.
  • Favors renewable energy but opposes offshore wind farms. (Jul 2006)
  • Opposes Cape Wind project. (Jun 2006)
Shannon O'Brien on Energy & Oil
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Shannon O'Brien on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Reich on Energy & Oil
Former Dem. Challenger 2002, and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Robert Reich on other issues.
  • We should tax fossil fuels based on CO2 content. (Apr 2011)
  • $4 gas hurts, but we need long-term solution. (Jun 2008)
  • Encourage low-emissions and hybrid vehicles. (May 2002)
  • Jump-start renewable energy & reduce power-plant emissions. (May 2002)
Tom Reilly on Energy & Oil
Former Dem. 2006 Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Reilly on other issues.
  • Cape Wind project is “a huge ripoff”. (May 2006)
  • Develop cheaper & cleaner new energy sources. (Jan 2006)
Mitt Romney on Energy & Oil
Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 28 full quotes OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • Obama cut in half the number of drilling permits/licenses. (Oct 2012)
  • Energy prices have gone up since Obama took office. (Oct 2012)
  • $2.8B oil subsidy better than $90B green energy for losers. (Oct 2012)
  • North American energy independence in 8 years. (Sep 2012)
  • No consensus on extent of global warming or human activity. (Sep 2012)
  • $90B on green energy is better spent on private research. (Sep 2012)
  • With Canada & Mexico,2020 North American energy independence. (Sep 2012)
  • Use all energy sources, without stifling energy production. (Sep 2012)
  • Feds take 307 days to permit oil drilling; states take 10. (Sep 2012)
  • Humans contribute to world getting warmer. (Nov 2011)
  • Reduce dependence on oil, not just on foreign oil. (Nov 2011)
  • Compensate Nevada for nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain. (Oct 2011)
  • Climate change is occurring, with SOME human contribution. (Mar 2010)
  • No-regrets policy at home; reduce greenhouse emission abroad. (Mar 2010)
  • Nuclear power is a win-win: no CO2 and no imports. (Mar 2010)
  • They don’t call it “America warming” but “global warming”. (Jan 2008)
  • Opposes McCain-Lieberman bill due to $0.50/gal. gas tax. (Jan 2008)
  • $20 billion package for energy research & new car technology. (Jan 2008)
  • Need worldwide global warming solutions; not CAFE or US tax. (Jan 2008)
  • Invest in new technologies to get us off of foreign oil. (Dec 2007)
  • Develop energy technology like nuclear or liquefied coal. (Oct 2007)
  • The time for true energy independence has come. (Aug 2007)
  • Exporting carbon emissions to China hurts US and planet. (Aug 2007)
  • No-regrets policy: biofuel, nuclear power, drill ANWR. (Jun 2007)
  • Big Oil should reinvest profits in oil refineries. (Jun 2007)
  • No-regrets policy: energy independence and CO2 reduction. (May 2007)
  • Develop alternative energy but also drill in ANWR. (Dec 2006)
  • Can’t become energy independent in a decade, but be on track. (Jan 2006)
Grace Ross on Energy & Oil
Former Green Challenger 2006: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Grace Ross on other issues.
  • Decrease global warming. (Jun 2006)
Jane Swift on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jane Swift on other issues.
  • Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading. (Aug 2001)
Warren Tolman on Energy & Oil
2002 Democratic Challenger MA Governor: Click here for Warren Tolman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Blute on Energy & Oil
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for Peter Blute on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kenneth Chase on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger, 2004 Congressional candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kenneth Chase on other issues.
  • Supports Cape Wind Project. (Jul 2006)
Joe Kennedy on Energy & Oil
Democrat (until 1999) (District 8): Click here for Joe Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marty Meehan on Energy & Oil
Democrat (Retired 2007) (District 5): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Marty Meehan on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Sponsored bill for greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
Joe Moakley on Energy & Oil
Democrat (until 2001) (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Moakley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
Peter Torkildsen on Energy & Oil
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for Peter Torkildsen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Beatty on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Beatty on other issues.
  • Additional drilling has to be part of the solution. (Jul 2008)
  • Should have drilled ANWR 10 years ago; so drill now. (Jul 2008)
  • Opposed gas tax hikes; roll-back gasoline prices. (Apr 2008)
Michael Capuano on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Open restricted areas for domestic oil exploration. (Nov 2008)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Bill Delahunt on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (MA-10): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Bill Delahunt 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 NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 83% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
Paul Kirk on Energy & Oil
Former Democratic Senate Appointee (2009): Click here for Paul Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Macdonald on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Macdonald on other issues.
  • Oil is not an infinite resource. (Feb 2006)
Ed O`Reilly on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed O`Reilly on other issues.
  • Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy. (May 2007)
  • Renew America with energy conservation & renewable energy. (May 2007)
Jim Ogonowski on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Ogonowski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephen Pagliuca on Energy & Oil
Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Pagliuca on other issues.
  • Invest in clean, renewable energy. (Oct 2009)
  • Support Cape Wind as America's first offshore wind farm. (Oct 2009)
Jack Robinson on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger for Senate (MA): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jack Robinson on other issues.
  • 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)
Kevin Scott on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger, previously Wakefield Selectman: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Scott on other issues.
  • Foreign oil dependence hurts national security. (Jan 2006)
  • Promote wind, solar, & renewable energy. (Jan 2006)
Bob Underwood on Energy & Oil
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Underwood on other issues.
  • Much of my platform is dedicated to replacing coal and oil. (Aug 2008)
Joe L. Kennedy on Energy & Oil
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for Joe L. Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Khazei on Energy & Oil
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alan Khazei on other issues.
  • Invest in renewable energy like solar, wind, and biofuels. (Nov 2009)
  • Implement cap-and-trade to reverse climate change. (Nov 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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