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Jack Dalrymple on Energy & Oil
Republican Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jack Dalrymple on other issues.
  • Focus on pipeline and rail capacity for oil & gas. (Jan 2013)
  • Decrease foreign oil reliance, expand ND energy development. (Aug 2011)
  • Support for oil refineries expansion. (Mar 2011)
  • Advocate for renewable fuels, blender pumps. (Mar 2011)
  • Oil & gas development brings jobs; let's build them roads. (Jan 2011)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)

Senate:

ND 2012: 2012 North Dakota Senate Debates


Rick Berg on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Support oil exploration and coal mining. (Sep 2012)
  • Develop our massive reserves of coal, oil, & renewables. (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)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Kent Conrad on Energy & Oil
Democratic Sr Senator (ND): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Kent Conrad 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 NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
  • 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)
Heidi Heitkamp on Energy & Oil
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Heidi Heitkamp on other issues.
  • Right thing for country is to permit Keystone pipeline. (Oct 2012)
  • Permit Keystone pipeline; "drill, baby, drill". (Sep 2012)
  • Use all our rich energy resources wisely. (Aug 2012)
  • Director of Dakota Gas since 2001. (Dec 2011)
John Hoeven on Energy & Oil
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • Managed the rapid growth in ND's oil country. (Sep 2010)
  • More alternative fuel & more traditional fuel too. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)

House:


Kevin Cramer on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 0): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Cramer on other issues.
  • Supports $23 billion invested in coal mining. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Hoeven on Energy & Oil
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • Managed the rapid growth in ND's oil country. (Sep 2010)
  • More alternative fuel & more traditional fuel too. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Duane Sand on Energy & Oil
2000 Republican Challenger for Senate (ND): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Duane Sand on other issues.
  • Build 20 nuclear power plants in 20 years. (May 2012)
  • Reduce oil prices by expanding oil production. (May 2012)
  • 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)
Rick Berg on Energy & Oil
Republican (Senate run 2012) (District AL): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Support oil exploration and coal mining. (Sep 2012)
  • Develop our massive reserves of coal, oil, & renewables. (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)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Edward Schafer on Energy & Oil
Former Democratic Governor (1992-2000); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Edward Schafer on other issues.
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
Mike Liffrig on Energy & Oil
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Liffrig on other issues.
  • Open ANWR for drilling; develop on oil & coal. (Aug 2004)
Byron Dorgan on Energy & Oil
Democratic Jr Senator (ND): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Byron Dorgan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted 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 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)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Rated 67% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Dwight Grotberg on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dwight Grotberg on other issues.
  • Develop traditional energy resources; drill ANWR. (Oct 2006)
  • Build ND infrastructure for energy production & corn ethanol. (Apr 2006)
  • make energy a National Security issue. (Apr 2006)
Earl Pomeroy on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (ND-At-Large): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Earl Pomeroy on other issues.
  • 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 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 YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 67% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation. (Mar 2009)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Include agricultural products in renewable fuels. (May 2009)
Tracy Potter on Energy & Oil
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tracy Potter on other issues.
  • People can't afford housing in ND's oil patch. (Sep 2010)
  • Better highways to ensure sustainable harvest of oil. (Jun 2010)
  • Vision for oil development federal/state/local partnership. (Jun 2010)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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