OnTheIssues.org
Home Issues Candidates Recent Grid Archive Senate House VoteMatch_Quiz FAQs
 |   Abortion   Civil   Rights   Crime   Defense   Education   Gun   Control   Health   Care   Tax   Reform 
Illinois
Candidates' views>>
Background
Illinois Political Leaders

Book Reviews

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or click for other books on Pollution, Global Warming, or Environment from Amazon.com)

Site Map
Home
(Main page)
Issues
(Presidential quotations organized by topic)
Candidates
(Presidential quotations organized by candidate)
Recent
(Most recent quotation for each candidate)
Issue Grid
(Summary by topic of each candidate's positions)
Candidate Grid
(Summary by candidate of positions on each topic)
Archives
(Debate and book excerpts)
House of Representatives
(112th Congress)
Senate
(112th Senate)
Governors
(50 incumbents)
Cabinet
(16 Secretaries)
Supreme Court
(9 Justices)
Mayors
(12 Big-City Mayors)
Presidents
(9 Past Presidents)
VoteMatch
(Presidential Selector and Political Affiliation 20-question quiz)
About Us
(About OnTheIssues.org)
Write Us
(Your feedback to us)
  
Governor and gubernatorial candidates
  Newsletter     Signup  
Email:
  
Zip:
    
Or click for More Info.
    
     
Senators and senatorial candidates
House incumbents
Former Officeholders
 

Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Pat Quinn on Energy & Oil
Democratic Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Quinn on other issues.
  • $400M for IL as center of Midwestern high-speed rail network. (Jan 2010)
  • Invest in both clean coal and wind power. (Jan 2010)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)

Senate:

IL 2014: 2014 IL Senate debate


Richard Durbin on Energy & Oil
Democratic Sr Senator (IL): Click here for 33 full quotes OR click here for Richard Durbin on other issues.
  • Energy tax to fund infrastructure investment. (Jan 2013)
  • 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 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 NO on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Include pickup trucks in CAFE; include hybrids in HOV lanes. (Feb 2002)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for tax credit for providing 85% ethanol gas. (Apr 2005)
  • Sponsored bill to notify public when nuclear releases occur. (Mar 2006)
  • Sponsored bill raising CAFE by a 4% per year until 2018. (Jul 2006)
  • 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)
Sharon Hansen on Energy & Oil
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sharon Hansen on other issues.
  • No subsidies for wind and solar. (Sep 2014)
  • Green energy is ok, as long as it's not subsidized. (Dec 2013)
Mark Kirk on Energy & Oil
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Supports nuclear energy, Yucca Mountain, and new refineries. (Dec 2009)
  • 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 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 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 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)
  • Rated 67% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Jim Oberweis on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Oberweis on other issues.
  • Clean renewables in future; for now, drill ANWR. (Nov 2012)
Doug Truax on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger (lost primary): Click here for Doug Truax on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Judy Biggert on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (IL-13): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Judy Biggert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Cheri Bustos on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cheri Bustos on other issues.
  • Keep energy affordable & move toward energy independence. (Nov 2012)
Danny Davis on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (IL-7): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Danny Davis 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)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Rodney Davis on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Davis on other issues.
  • Oppose EPA attempts to ban coal-fired power plants. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
Bob Dold on Energy & Oil
Republican challenger (District 10): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Dold 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)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
  • Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018. (May 2011)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Tammy Duckworth on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tammy Duckworth on other issues.
  • Support light rail and low-carbon modes of transportation. (Nov 2012)
Bill Enyart on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 12): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Enyart on other issues.
  • Support the coal mining industry. (Oct 2012)
Bill Foster on Energy & Oil
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Foster on other issues.
  • Global warming is our most serious environmental challenge. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
Luis Gutierrez on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (IL-4): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Luis Gutierrez 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 NO 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 83% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Randy Hultgren on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 14): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Randy Hultgren on other issues.
  • Cap and Trade is an irresponsible policy. (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)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
Robin Kelly on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Robin Kelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Adam Kinzinger on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 16): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Adam Kinzinger on other issues.
  • Explore nuclear, coal, off-shore oil, & oil shale. (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)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (Mar 2011)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
Dan Lipinski on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (IL-3): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Dan Lipinski 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)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Mike Quigley on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Quigley 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)
Mel Reynolds on Energy & Oil
Democratic candidate (District 2): Click here for Mel Reynolds on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Roskam on Energy & Oil
Republican: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Peter Roskam on other issues.
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
Bobby Rush on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (IL-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Rush 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 renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • 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)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (Mar 2011)
Jan Schakowsky on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (IL-9): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Jan Schakowsky 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)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Require public notification when nuclear releases occur. (Mar 2006)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (Mar 2011)
  • $5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects. (Mar 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Brad Schneider on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Schneider on other issues.
  • Promote solar, wind, geothermal, and nuclear. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
Aaron Schock on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 18): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Aaron Schock 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)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
  • List GHG emissions cost on electric bills. (May 2009)
John Shimkus on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (IL-19): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for John Shimkus on other issues.
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation. (Mar 2009)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored requiring 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018. (May 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (Mar 2011)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Joe Walsh on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joe Walsh 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)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rod Blagojevich on Energy & Oil
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich 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)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Jerry Costello on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (IL-12): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Costello on other issues.
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • 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 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)
  • Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 83% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation. (Mar 2009)
Jesse Louis Jackson on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (IL-2): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Louis Jackson 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)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Timothy Johnson on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (IL-15): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Johnson 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 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 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 YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 33% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Donald Manzullo on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (IL-16): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Donald Manzullo on other issues.
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on 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)
  • List GHG emissions cost on electric bills. (May 2009)
Bobby Schilling on Energy & Oil
Republican challenger 2014 (District 17): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Schilling 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)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
George Ryan on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for George Ryan on other issues.
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
James Thompson on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Governor (1977-1990): Click here for James Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Philip Crane on Energy & Oil
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Philip Crane on other issues.
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
James Durkin on Energy & Oil
2002 Former Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Durkin on other issues.
  • New drilling in ANWR is OK. (Sep 2002)
Harris Fawell on Energy & Oil
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for Harris Fawell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Fitzgerald on Energy & Oil
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Peter Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
Mike Flanagan on Energy & Oil
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Mike Flanagan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Denny Hastert on Energy & Oil
Republican (Retired 2007) (District 14): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Denny Hastert on other issues.
  • Voted NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Alan Keyes on Energy & Oil
American Independent nominee for President; 2004 Republican challenger for IL Senate: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alan Keyes on other issues.
  • Need to develop proper alternative fuels. (Oct 2004)
  • Explore & exploit ANWR, while respecting ecology. (Jan 2000)
  • Against Kyoto Treaty; for market-based solutions. (Jan 2000)
  • CAFE standards kill - abolish them. (Oct 1999)
William Lipinski on Energy & Oil
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for William Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)
Carol Moseley-Braun on Energy & Oil
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Carol Moseley-Braun on other issues.
  • Invest in environmental technology. (Sep 2003)
  • Lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Barack Obama on Energy & Oil
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008): Click here for 93 full quotes OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Wind & solar doubled, but now only 1.4% of energy. (Feb 2013)
  • Gas was cheap in early 2009 because the economy collapsed. (Oct 2012)
  • Oil companies had leases on public lands they weren't using. (Oct 2012)
  • Develop 100-year natural gas supply; it's beneath our feet. (Sep 2012)
  • FactCheck: Promised for 3 years to end oil industry subsidy. (Jan 2012)
  • FactCheck: Oil dependence low; but gas prices highest ever. (Jan 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade will cause electricity rates to skyrocket. (Dec 2011)
  • De-facto moratorium on shallow as well as deepwater drilling. (Nov 2010)
  • Offshore drilling ok if part of comprehensive energy package. (Aug 2009)
  • One million 150-mpg plug-in hybrids on road by 2014. (Aug 2008)
  • GovWatch: Opposes Yucca Mountain for nuclear waste storage. (Jun 2008)
  • Nuclear power ok if we safeguard against waste & terrorism. (Sep 2007)
  • 3-way win: economy, environment, & stop funding terror. (Jun 2006)
  • Conserve, develop alternative fuels, increase efficiencies. (Oct 2004)
  • Increase CAFE to 40 mpg. (Jun 2004)
  • Reduce the consumption of energy and be more efficient. (Jan 2008)

    Energy Independence

  • FactCheck: Yes, more domestic oil, but due to new technology. (Jan 2014)
  • Lowest oil imports and highest oil production in 16 years. (Oct 2012)
  • Does anyone think Exxon-Mobil needs a subsidy? (Oct 2012)
  • All-of-the-above approach to reduce foreign dependence . (Sep 2012)
  • All-of-the-above energy; enough natural gas or 100 years. (Jan 2012)
  • FactCheck: clean coal isn't ready; nuke waste is unresolved. (Jan 2011)
  • Big promoter of clean coal technology & nukes. (Jan 2010)
  • Letís build a fuel-efficient car in America, not abroad. (Oct 2008)
  • Ten years to eliminate dependence on foreign oil. (Oct 2008)
  • $15B to free us from foreign oil in 10 years. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: Reluctant on nuclear power in past; now favors it. (Oct 2008)
  • Drilling is a stop-gap measure, not a long-term solution. (Aug 2008)
  • More Alaska oil & gas leases, plus new gas pipeline. (Aug 2008)
  • Political climate at fault for failing energy independence. (Jul 2008)
  • Raise fuel efficiency standards to reduce long-term demand. (Apr 2008)
  • Fuel efficiency and Middle East stability help on fuel costs. (Oct 2007)
  • Explore nuclear power as part of alternative energy mix. (Jul 2007)
  • Stop sending $800M a day to Mideast dictators for oil. (Mar 2007)
  • We cannot drill our way out of our addiction to oil. (Oct 2006)
  • Free America from its dependence on foreign oil. (Jul 2004)

    Global Warming

  • FactCheck: Yes, US reduced CO2 tonnage, but that's only 6%. (Jan 2014)
  • Debate is settled: climate change is a fact. (Jan 2014)
  • Bipartisan market-based solution to climate change. (Feb 2013)
  • We must do more to combat climate change. (Feb 2013)
  • First-ever carbon pollution limits for new oil & coal plants. (Sep 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade will make electricity prices skyrocket. (Feb 2012)
  • New coal plants ok if they pay for greenhouse gas emission. (May 2010)
  • Slash emissions from 5,972 mmt in 2005 to 4,957 mmt. (Apr 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade: lower CO2 levels by fees on carbon emissions. (Nov 2009)
  • History will pass judgment on our response to climate change. (Sep 2009)
  • OpEd: Understands that US is biggest source of emissions. (Aug 2009)
  • FactCheck: US imports less oil today than in 2005. (Feb 2009)
  • All nations must act to reduce carbon emissions. (Jul 2008)
  • Include clean coal in clean energy future. (Jul 2008)
  • $150B investment over 10 years to reduce oil usage by 35%. (May 2008)
  • Figure out how to sequester carbon and burn clean coal. (May 2008)
  • GOP right on cap-&-trade: guidelines instead of bureaucracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. (Feb 2008)
  • Aggressively address accelerating climate change. (Dec 2007)
  • Cap-and-trade carbon emissions; raise CAFE standard. (Jun 2007)
  • Cap-and-trade is more specific on reducing greenhouse gases. (Jan 2006)
  • 20% nationís power supply from renewable sources by 2020. (Sep 2004)

    Green Energy

  • Natural gas is a "bridge fuel"; then go solar. (Jan 2014)
  • Energy Security Trust: oil & gas tax funds green energy R&D. (Feb 2013)
  • Invest in clean energy because China & Germany will. (Oct 2012)
  • Doubled use of renewable energy; doubled car fuel efficiency. (Sep 2012)
  • $90B for clean energy; biggest investment in history. (Sep 2012)
  • 2009: Spark a clean energy transformation. (Feb 2012)
  • Don't cede wind, or solar, or battery industry to foreigners. (Jan 2012)
  • Clean energy on public lands, and for defense department. (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd: Sunlight & water into fuel? Share info with the world. (Jan 2011)
  • Subsidize clean energy by canceling oil subsidies. (Jan 2011)
  • More incentives for clean energy, including nuclear. (Jan 2010)
  • 2006: FutureGen is the future of coal, with carbon capture. (Nov 2009)
  • $15B in clean energy; plus market-based cap on carbon. (Feb 2009)
  • FactCheck: Chevy Volt uses Korean battery, but Ford's don't. (Feb 2009)
  • Cellulosic ethanol more energy-efficient than corn-based. (Jan 2009)
  • GovWatch: $150B for electric car batteries & new technology. (Jun 2008)
  • Harness homegrown, alternative fuels like ethanol. (Feb 2007)
  • Wants Detroit to build more hybrids & use more ethanol. (Oct 2006)
  • Renewable Fuels Standard: require ethanol in fuel supply. (May 2004)

    Voting Record

  • Passed tax credit for installing E85 ethanol at gas stations. (Feb 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)
  • Sponsored bill for tax credit for providing 85% ethanol gas. (Apr 2005)
  • Sponsored bill to notify public when nuclear releases occur. (Mar 2006)
  • Sponsored bill raising CAFE by a 4% per year until 2018. (Jul 2006)
  • 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)
Jack Ryan on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Senate challenger (2004): Click here for Jack Ryan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Simon on Energy & Oil
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1997): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Simon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Melissa Bean on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (IL-8): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Bean 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 authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)
  • Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
Roland Burris on Energy & Oil
Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Roland Burris on other issues.
  • 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)
Cardiss Collins on Energy & Oil
Democrat (1973-1996) (District 7): Click here for Cardiss Collins on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathy Cummings on Energy & Oil
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Cummings on other issues.
  • Replace coal and oil with renewables. (Aug 2008)
Rahm Emanuel on Energy & Oil
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • Usher in a Hybrid Economy in American cars. (Jan 2009)
  • Backing away from Kyoto was policy error & economic error. (Jan 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)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 67% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Lane Evans on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Lane Evans on other issues.
  • 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 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)
Thomas Ewing on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 15): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Ewing on other issues.
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Alexi Giannoulias on Energy & Oil
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alexi Giannoulias on other issues.
  • Clean energy future for national security & job creation. (Oct 2010)
  • Incentives for hybrid vehicle purchases. (Aug 2010)
  • Put price on global warming pollution to spur investment. (Dec 2009)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
Debbie Halvorson on Energy & Oil
Democrat (until 2010) (District 11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Halvorson on other issues.
  • Commit our nation to clean and renewable sources of energy. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Include agricultural products in renewable fuels. (May 2009)
Phil Hare on Energy & Oil
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Phil Hare 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)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Henry Hyde on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Henry Hyde on other issues.
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Mark Kirk on Energy & Oil
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Supports nuclear energy, Yucca Mountain, and new refineries. (Dec 2009)
  • 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 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 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 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)
  • Rated 67% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Ray LaHood on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (IL-18): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Ray LaHood on other issues.
  • 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 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 YES 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 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 33% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
David Phelps on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 19): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Phelps on other issues.
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)
John Porter on Energy & Oil
Republican (retired) (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Porter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Glenn Poshard on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 19): Click here for Glenn Poshard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steven Sauerberg on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Steven Sauerberg on other issues.
  • Stop filling Petroleum Reserve; increase domestic oil supply. (May 2008)
  • End dependence on foreign oil: clean coal, wind & solar. (May 2008)
  • Increase research into alternative fuels. (May 2008)
  • Increase fuel economy standards on cars and trucks. (May 2008)
  • Help out Americans by suspending federal gas tax. (May 2008)
  • With gas prices soaring, suspend the federal gas tax. (May 2008)
  • Increase domestic oil supply including refining capacity. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Energy & Oil
Libertarian challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry Stafford on other issues.
  • Not possible to reduce use of coal & oil. (Mar 2008)
  • Get government out of way and new technology will meet needs. (Mar 2008)
Jerry Weller on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (IL-11): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Weller on other issues.
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Sponsored bill to notify public when nuclear releases occur. (Mar 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Sidney Yates on Energy & Oil
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 9): Click here for Sidney Yates on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Blagojevich on Energy & Oil
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich 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)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


Home | Issues | Candidates | Most Recent Quote | Issue Grid | Books + Debates | Senate | VoteMatch | News | About Us | Write Us

Logo
Copyright 1999-2013
by OnTheIssues.org
Reprinting by permission only.
E-mail: submit@OnTheIssues.org
Mail
Send donations or submit quotations to:
On The Issues
1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630
Cambridge, MA 02140

WM_logo Written by
WebMerchants


IWP_logo Powered by
Instant Web Page

Page last updated: [Title8]

Reproduction of material from any OnTheIssues.org pages without written permission is prohibited.
Copyright © 1999-2012 OnTheIssues.org & the SpeakOut Foundation, all rights reserved.
OnTheIssues.org 1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630, Cambridge MA 02140
E-mail us at:submit at OnTheIssues.org
| Advertising information | About Us
  Newsletter     Signup  
Email:
  
Zip:
    
Or click for More Info.
    

Page last updated: Oct 15, 2014