State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Energy & Oil
Supports Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
I have supported successful efforts like North Carolina's Clean Smokestacks Act, which I used to limit TVA's pollution in our mountains, and the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.
Pursuing alternative energy production has benefited our environment and our economy.
Source: 2016 North Carolina governor campaign website RoyCooper.com
May 2, 2016
Much "so-called" science of climate change is contested
Climate change has become a political football and the secular left has used it to drive through restricting regulations that have damaged our economy. We can be green without being extreme. Much of the "so-called" science of climate change is
contested though it's made a few politicians quite wealthy. I believe that God provided the earth to us and we have a responsibility to conserve and respect the environment. When companies damage or abuse our environment, they should be held accountable.
Source: 2014 North Carolina House campaign website, WalkerForNC.com
Oct 10, 2014
No federal subsidies for wind & solar
Q: Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible?
WALKER: Strongly Disagree
Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 North Carolina House race
Sep 30, 2014
No subsidies for wind and solar
Question topic: Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.
Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 North Carolina Senate race
Sep 30, 2014
Climate change is not an established fact
Thom Tillis presented himself as a "practical" conservative during the first primary debate. His leading opponent, Greg Brannon, attacked the state House speaker as softer than him on immigration, health care, education, gun rights and other issues.
"We're all conservatives," Tillis said; "You have conservative choices in this primary." While mostly playing it safe, Tillis staked out a series of positions on the right that could hurt him in the general election: agreeing with the other three
candidates on stage that climate change is not an established fact, and opposing a federal minimum wage.
When asked if the mentally ill should be able to own guns, Brannon suggested that people with PTSD and other forms of temporary mental illness
should. Tillis responded, "Mr. Brannon just said yes to your question, which I think is irresponsible," he said. "You can't put a gun in the hands of someone who represents a danger to themselves or society. Folks, this is being a practical conservative.
Source: Politico.com on 2014 North Carolina Senate debate
Apr 22, 2014
Advocate for Keystone XL pipeline
Sen. Hagan is caught in the middle of an issue that is splitting Democrats at the outset of this election year, the Keystone XL pipeline.
She is an advocate of the pipeline, as are most red-state Democrats scrapping for re-election this year, and is anxiously awaiting to see whether the president approves or nixes the pipeline's construction.
Source: Wall Street Journal on 2014 North Carolina Senate race
Feb 4, 2014
Voted NO on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking
SB 820 Authorizes Hydraulic Fracturing
Veto Override Passed House (72-47); Rep. Ross voted Nay.
Source: VoteSmart synopsis: 2011-2012 North Carolina voting records
Jul 2, 2012
- Authorizes horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing
- Defines "hydraulic fracturing treatment" as any stage of the treatment of a
well by the application of hydraulic fracturing fluid under pressure that is expressly designed to initiate or propagate fractures in a target geological formation to enhance production of oil and gas
- Requires a permit from the Department of
Environment and Natural Resources prior to using hydraulic fracturing
- Establishes a maximum fine of $25,000 per day for every day an individual continues to knowingly violate the provisions of this bill, including the use of hydraulic fracturing
without a permit
- Establishes the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission to establish rules and regulation for the development of oil, gas, and mining resources, including regulating the process of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
Use hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for oil & gas extraction
Tillis voted YEA on July 2, 2012 for SB 820: Authorizes Hydraulic Fracturing: Veto Override Passed House, 72-47.
- Authorizes horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
- Defines "hydraulic fracturing treatment" as any stage of
the treatment of a well by the application of hydraulic fracturing fluid under pressure that is expressly designed to initiate or propagate fractures in a target geological formation to enhance production of oil and gas.
Requires a permit prior to using hydraulic fracturing.
- Establishes a maximum fine of $25,000 per day for every day an individual continues to knowingly violate the provisions of this bill, including the use of hydraulic fracturing without a permit.
Source: North Carolina House voting records (Votesmart synopses)
Jul 2, 2012
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