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Paul LePage on Energy & Oil
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul LePage on other issues.
  • Make energy choices that put price ahead of politics. (Nov 2010)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)

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Shenna Bellows on Energy & Oil
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shenna Bellows on other issues.
  • Anyone who farms can tell you that climate is warming. (Oct 2013)
Susan Collins on Energy & Oil
Republican Jr Senator (ME): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Susan Collins on other issues.
  • Double funding for low-income home weatherization programs. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 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 NO 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 NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Rated 67% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on 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)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Scott D`Amboise on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott D`Amboise on other issues.
  • Explore for oil in ANWR. (Nov 2006)
Cynthia Dill on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cynthia Dill on other issues.
  • Encourage conservation and renewable energy. (Sep 2012)
  • Raise automotive fuel economy standards to above 50 mpg. (May 2012)
Olympia Snowe on Energy & Oil
Republican Sr Senator (ME): Click here for 28 full quotes OR click here for Olympia Snowe on other issues.
  • Legislation to reduce CO2 emissions by 2050. (Jan 2007)
  • 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 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 NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 67% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on 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)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Charlie Summers on Energy & Oil
Secretary of State; Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Summers on other issues.
  • Off-shore exploration for oil, plus nuclear and coal. (Sep 2012)
  • High gas and oil prices threaten our economy. (Apr 2012)
  • Develop oil and natural gas here on American soil. (Mar 2012)

House:


Michael Michaud on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud 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)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 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)
Chellie Pingree on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Require portion of electricity come from clean energy source. (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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Baldacci on Energy & Oil
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • 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)
Matt Dunlap on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Dunlap on other issues.
  • Invest in weatherization programs and maintain LIHEAP. (Apr 2012)
Angus King on Energy & Oil
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Windpower: everyone's for progress; no one's for change. (Aug 2011)
  • Oil & trees aren't ours to use up in our generation. (Aug 2011)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading. (Aug 2001)
Angus King on Energy & Oil
Former Independent Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Windpower: everyone's for progress; no one's for change. (Aug 2011)
  • Oil & trees aren't ours to use up in our generation. (Aug 2011)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading. (Aug 2001)
Tom Allen on Energy & Oil
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • 1%-interest loan for home weatherization projects. (Sep 2008)
  • Close the Enron Loophole: prevent energy speculation. (Aug 2008)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Tom Allen on Energy & Oil
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • 1%-interest loan for home weatherization projects. (Sep 2008)
  • Close the Enron Loophole: prevent energy speculation. (Aug 2008)
  • 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)
  • 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)
William Cohen on Energy & Oil
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Cohen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Let states decide on federal dam decisions. (Aug 1979)
Jim Longley on Energy & Oil
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for Jim Longley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jean Hay Bright on Energy & Oil
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jean Hay Bright on other issues.
  • Favors reducing use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy. (Dec 2005)
Eric Mehnert on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Mehnert on other issues.
  • Commit resources to renewable energy. (Sep 2005)
Chellie Pingree on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Require portion of electricity come from clean energy source. (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)
John Baldacci on Energy & Oil
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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