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Mark Dayton on Energy & Oil
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Voted against Gale Norton, citing ANWR. (Jan 2001)
  • Triple MN highway construction projects for next 10 years. (Jul 1998)
  • Mass transit is an essential public service. (Jul 1998)
  • 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)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)

Senate:

MN 2014: 2014 MN Senate debate


Jim Abeler on Energy & Oil
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Abeler on other issues.
  • Voted NO on removing CO2 emissions ban. (May 2011)
  • Supports regional cap-and-trade emissions program. (May 2008)
Al Franken on Energy & Oil
DFL Jr Senator (MN): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Al Franken on other issues.
  • Tax credits for wind-power, not for oil companies. (Oct 2008)
  • Supports cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases. (Sep 2008)
  • US failed to lead by refusing to sign onto the Kyoto accords. (Sep 2008)
  • Investing in renewable energy is win-win-win-win-win. (Mar 2008)
  • Apollo project for renewable energy development. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
Amy Klobuchar on Energy & Oil
DFL Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Invest in homegrown, renewable energy sources. (Jan 2006)
  • Gas gouging penalty against oil companies. (Jan 2006)
  • National strategy to address global warming. (Jan 2006)
  • 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)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Dan Severson on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Severson on other issues.
  • Lift senseless restrictions on abundant energy. (Jan 2012)

House:


Michele Bachmann on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (MN-6); 2011 GOP frontrunner: Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Michele Bachmann on other issues.
  • Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act: no phasesout. (Apr 2012)
  • Turn down thermostat & build synfuel plants. (Nov 2011)
  • Tap the natural abundance of Alaska and the lower 48. (Nov 2011)
  • Climate science is unknowable, and riddled with corruption. (Nov 2011)
  • Goal is to keep gas prices low, like $1.79 a gallon. (Sep 2011)
  • I opposed cap-and-trade, including Lightbulb Choice Act. (Aug 2011)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
Chip Cravaack on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Chip Cravaack on other issues.
  • Harvest our abundance of coal, oil and natural gas. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
Keith Ellison on Energy & Oil
Democrat: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Keith Ellison on other issues.
  • Energy independence through renewable energy. (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)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
John Kline on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (MN-2): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for John Kline 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)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
Betty McCollum on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (MN-4): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Betty McCollum 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 NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 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)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Rick Nolan on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Rick Nolan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Erik Paulsen on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Erik Paulsen 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)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
Collin Peterson on Energy & Oil
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-7): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Collin Peterson 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 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 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)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 50% 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)
  • Sponsored bill promoting agricultural renewable fuels. (May 2009)
Tim Walz on Energy & Oil
Democrat: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walz on other issues.
  • Reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Include agricultural products in renewable fuels. (May 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Hatch on Energy & Oil
Former DFL Challenger for Governor (2006): Click here for Mike Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Pawlenty on Energy & Oil
Republican MN Governor: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Tim Pawlenty on other issues.
  • I made a mistake in considering cap-and-trade in MN. (May 2011)
  • 2005: Vetoed $250K for climate change research. (May 2010)
  • Building, Benchmarks, & Beyond: reduce 200,000 tons of CO2. (May 2010)
  • 25% renewable by 2025: Requirement, not a goal. (May 2010)
  • Increase supply; diversify sources; drill ANWR. (Jun 2008)
  • The more oil supply, the better. (Jun 2008)
  • Extend tax incentives for energy efficiency and energy R&D. (May 2008)
  • Encourage development of locally owned wind energy sources. (Nov 2006)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Joe Arwood on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Arwood on other issues.
  • Drilling is not enough; more oil refineries too. (Jan 2012)
  • Tap into tremendous untapped supply of oil and natural-gas. (Jan 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
Anthony Hernandez on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Anthony Hernandez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Energy & Oil
Former Independent Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Military agrees: climate change represents a serious threat. (Apr 2011)
  • Develop light rail tranist for Minnesota. (Dec 2000)
  • Competitive electricity pricing; include alternative energy. (Dec 2000)
  • Overcome dependency on foreign oil. (Jul 2000)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
Mike Ciresi on Energy & Oil
Former DFL Senate Challenger (2008): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Ciresi on other issues.
  • Develop homegrown, clean-energy tech & green collar jobs. (Mar 2008)
Rod Grams on Energy & Oil
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rod Grams on other issues.
  • 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)
Mark Kennedy on Energy & Oil
Republican (until 2006) (District 2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Opposes drilling ANWR despite voting for it. (Dec 2005)
  • 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 YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Mark Kennedy on Energy & Oil
Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Opposes drilling ANWR despite voting for it. (Dec 2005)
  • 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 YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Walter Mondale on Energy & Oil
Former Democratic Challenger (2002) & Vice President (1981): Click here for Walter Mondale on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Energy & Oil
Independent Senate challenger (2008): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Military agrees: climate change represents a serious threat. (Apr 2011)
  • Develop light rail tranist for Minnesota. (Dec 2000)
  • Competitive electricity pricing; include alternative energy. (Dec 2000)
  • Overcome dependency on foreign oil. (Jul 2000)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
Paul Wellstone on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Paul Wellstone on other issues.
  • Against Arctic drilling. (Dec 1998)
  • 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 YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
Dean Barkley on Energy & Oil
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dean Barkley on other issues.
  • Congress ignores energy independence & global warming. (Jul 2008)
Ford Bell on Energy & Oil
DFL challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ford Bell on other issues.
  • Energy independence-now. (Dec 2005)
  • Bush’s energy bill supports oil companies, not renewables. (Dec 2005)
  • Join the Kyoto Treaty and do what’s right. (Dec 2005)
  • Dependence on foreign oil is a national security threat. (Dec 2005)
  • Replace oil dependence with clean, renewable sources. (Dec 2005)
Michael Cavlan on Energy & Oil
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Cavlan on other issues.
  • Need a Manhattan Project for alternative energy. (Jun 2005)
Norm Coleman on Energy & Oil
Republican Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Norm Coleman on other issues.
  • Speed up nuclear plant processing; send waste to Yucca. (Nov 2008)
  • Drill offshore; but don’t drill ANWR. (Nov 2008)
  • Helped pass wind-power tax credits for energy independence. (Oct 2008)
  • Alternative energy; no ANWR drilling. (Oct 2002)
  • 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)
  • 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 50% 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)
Mark Dayton on Energy & Oil
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Voted against Gale Norton, citing ANWR. (Jan 2001)
  • Triple MN highway construction projects for next 10 years. (Jul 1998)
  • Mass transit is an essential public service. (Jul 1998)
  • 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)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Robert Fitzgerald on Energy & Oil
Independence Party Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Develop renewable energy by tax incentives & research funds. (Oct 2006)
  • Campaign bus runs on waste cooking oil. (Oct 2006)
Gil Gutknecht on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Gil Gutknecht 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 YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Bill Luther on Energy & Oil
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Luther 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)
David Minge on Energy & Oil
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Minge on other issues.
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on other issues.
  • Seriously address global warming; 80% GHG reductions by 2030. (May 2008)
James Niemackl on Energy & Oil
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Niemackl on other issues.
  • Replace coal and oil with alternatives, via market methods. (Aug 2008)
James Oberstar on Energy & Oil
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-8): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for James Oberstar 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 NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (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 NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Tim Penny on Energy & Oil
Democrat (1982-1995) (District 1): Click here for Tim Penny on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Ramstad on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (MN-3): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ramstad 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 YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted 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 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)
  • Rated 50% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Martin Sabo on Energy & Oil
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Martin Sabo on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
Bruce Vento on Energy & Oil
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 4): Click here for Bruce Vento on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patty Wetterling on Energy & Oil
Former DFL challenger, 2004 Congressional nominee: Click here for Patty Wetterling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cummins on Energy & Oil
Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Cummins on other issues.
  • No good alternatives to oil & coal. (Jul 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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