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Steve Bullock on Energy & Oil
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Bullock on other issues.
  • Develop our resources for American energy independence. (Nov 2012)

Senate:

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John Bohlinger on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Bohlinger on other issues.
  • Require clean-burning fuels; repeal electricity deregulation. (Nov 1998)
Champ Edmunds on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Champ Edmunds on other issues.
  • Our energy is a fundamental part of our free society. (Jun 2013)
Dennis Rehberg on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (MT-At-Large): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Rehberg on other issues.
  • Help avoid closure of Billings coal-fired power plant. (Oct 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade policy is an energy tax. (Oct 2012)
  • All options, including conservation and clean coal. (Jul 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)
  • 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)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Corey Stapleton on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for Corey Stapleton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Tester on Energy & Oil
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jon Tester on other issues.
  • Agricultural oil sources are profitable and renewable. (Oct 2006)
  • Global warming is much more rapid now than historically. (Oct 2006)
  • Kyoto Accord needs worldwide communication & US leadership. (Oct 2006)
  • Long-term tax credits for wind power development. (Mar 2006)
  • 4-point plan for getting over America’s oil addiction. (Mar 2006)
  • Affordable energy first in our resource-rich state. (Dec 2005)
  • 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)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
John Walsh on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Walsh on other issues.
  • Energy boom in Montana instead of foreign oil dependence. (Nov 2013)

House:


Steve Daines on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 0): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Daines on other issues.
  • Remove barriers on developing coal, oil, and natural gas. (Nov 2012)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Brian Schweitzer on Energy & Oil
Democratic MT Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Brian Schweitzer on other issues.
  • Promotes clean coal in Montana. (Jun 2008)
  • America should cut energy consumption and produce biofuels. (Jun 2008)
  • We can reduce our carbon footprint and also consume energy. (Jun 2008)
  • Create new domestic energy and cut reliance on foreign oil. (Jun 2008)
  • Develop renewable energy: ethanol, wind and hydrogen. (Nov 2004)
  • Supports spending resources to stop Global Warming. (Sep 2000)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Max Baucus on Energy & Oil
Democratic Sr Senator (MT): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Max Baucus on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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 YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on 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)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Rated 50% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Dennis Rehberg on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (MT-At-Large): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Rehberg on other issues.
  • Help avoid closure of Billings coal-fired power plant. (Oct 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade policy is an energy tax. (Oct 2012)
  • All options, including conservation and clean coal. (Jul 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)
  • 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)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Judy Martz on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Governor (2001-2005): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Judy Martz on other issues.
  • Protected transition to competitive energy prices in 2002. (Jan 2001)
  • More energy plants; diversify sources; include renewables. (Jan 2001)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)
Marc Racicot on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Governor (1993-2000): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Marc Racicot on other issues.
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
Conrad Burns on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Conrad Burns on other issues.
  • Agricultural oil sources reduce foreign energy dependence. (Oct 2006)
  • Global warming has occurred since the Ice Age. (Oct 2006)
  • Kyoto Accord hurts economy; focus on alternative fuels. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted 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)
Bob Keenan on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Challenger (2006), state senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Keenan on other issues.
  • Implementing Kyoto Treaty unfairly harms US. (Apr 2006)
John Morrison on Energy & Oil
Former Democratic challenger (2006); state Auditor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Morrison on other issues.
  • Invest in wind power, solar, ethanol, and clean coal. (Mar 2006)
Mike Taylor on Energy & Oil
2002 Republican Senate Challenger (MT): Click here for Mike Taylor on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kirk Bushman on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kirk Bushman on other issues.
  • Reduce dependency on foreign energy, with Montana coal. (Mar 2008)
Rick Hill on Energy & Oil
Republican (District AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Hill on other issues.
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Stan Jones on Energy & Oil
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Stan Jones on other issues.
  • More nuclear plants and more liquefied coal. (Oct 2006)
  • Global warming is a natural occurrence since 1000AD. (Oct 2006)
  • Develop oil & coal; drill ANWR. (Aug 2006)
  • Electricity deregulation fosters innovation. (Jan 2006)
Bob Kelleher on Energy & Oil
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Kelleher on other issues.
  • Use coal, oil & gas in an environmental manner. (Nov 2004)
Michael Lange on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Lange on other issues.
  • Develop oil, coal, & nuclear production. (Nov 2008)
Pat Williams on Energy & Oil
Former Democrat (1978-1996) (District 0): Click here for Pat Williams on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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