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Tammy Duckworth on Energy & Oil

 

 


Human activity is the major factor driving climate change

Q: On Climate Change: Believe that human activity is the major factor driving climate change?

Duckworth: Yes

Kirk: Has said climate change is real, but questions the role of industrial emissions: Kirk recently acknowledged that human activity contributes to climate change, but historically has questioned this and voted against bills that would have addressed climate change.

Q: On Climate Change: Should government limit the levels of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere?

Duckworth: Yes

Kirk: No. Opposes carbon tax and EPA regulation of greenhouse gases

Q: On Renewable Energy: Support government mandates and/or subsidies for renewable energy?

Duckworth: Yes

Kirk: Yes. Also supports fossil fuel subsidies.

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 Illinois Senate race , Oct 9, 2016

Support light rail and low-carbon modes of transportation

The rising cost of gas is a major area of concern for families across the 8th district, many of whom have long commutes. We need to advance vehicle fuel technologies and build more efficient homes, buildings, and factories. Ultimately, the solution is to secure American energy by investing in safe and responsible domestic oil while moving towards a clean energy future. I will support light rail and other low-carbon alternative modes of transportation. We cannot have our future determined by the price of foreign oil and instead need to invest in expanding and modernizing our clean energy alternatives.

I strongly support clean energy innovations that begin with conservation, energy independence, and the ingenuity of American business before we irreparably harm the environment for our children and grandchildren.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, tammyduckworth.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico.

Duckworth voted YEA Interior & Environment Agencies Appropriations

Congressional Summary: House amendment to H.R. 5538, the Interior & Environment Agencies Appropriations bill for FY 2017. This amendment would prohibit funds to be used to research, investigate, or study offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

Heritage Foundation recommends voting NO: (7/13/2016): The Gulf of Mexico continues to be a very important asset for our energy future and it continues to produce significant amounts of oil and natural gas. Yet the Eastern Gulf of Mexico has not participated to this point despite its significant potential. A 2014 Heritage Foundation report said: "Excessive regulations and bureaucratic inefficiencies have stymied oil production and prevented the full effects of the energy boom." This amendment would block any potential progress that could take place by preventing the necessary work that would need to be prepared in the East Gulf for potential lease sales and eventual production.

Sierra Club recommends voting YES: (1/12/1974): The Sierra Club believes that no offshore petroleum exploration should occur unless and until the following conditions are met:

Legislative outcome: Failed House 185 to 243 (no Senate vote).

Source: Supreme Court case 16-H5538B argued on Jul 13, 2016

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