Bob Barr on Energy & Oil
Libertarian nominee for President; Former Republican Representative (GA-7)
Voted YES on nuclear waste storage at Yucca Mountain
Vote to pass a bill that establishes a timeline to implement a plan for transporting and storing spent nuclear fuel.
Source: Vote-Smart voting records for S.1287 (roll call #63)
Mar 22, 2000
- Proposes the establishment of a nuclear waste storage repository at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain by 2007.
- Determine if the proposed
site is appropriate for nuclear waste storage and make a recommendation by Dec. 31, 2001.
- Requires the DOE Secretary to plan an Interstate System highway for the safe transportation of nuclear waste if a state fails to designate its own route.
Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels.
Require a combined corporate average fuel efficiency [CAFE] standard for passenger automobiles and light trucks, including sport utility vehicles, of 26 mpg in 2005 and of 27.5 mpg in 2007. It also would offer incentives for alternative fuel vehicles.
Bill HR 4
; vote number 2001-311
on Aug 1, 2001
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR.
Amendment to maintain the current prohibition on oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by striking language opening the reserve up to development.
Bill HR 4
; vote number 2001-317
on Aug 1, 2001
Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol.
Vote on an amendment that would allow the implementation of the portions of the Kyoto climate change treaty that are already allowed under law. The Kyoto protocol of 1997, which aims to reduce emissions of certain greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, has not been ratified by the United States. The amendment would allow federal agencies, particularly the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] to implement procedures already allowed under law that are also part of the Kyoto accord before the treaty is ratified by Congress.
Reference: Amendment sponsored by Olver, D-MA;
Bill HR 4690
; vote number 2000-323
on Jun 26, 2000
Repeal the gas tax.
Barr co-sponsored an amendment to the IRS code:
[Supports a House resolution] to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 1993 4.3-cent increases in highway motor fuel taxes.
Source: House Resolution Sponsorship 01-HR1694 on May 3, 2001
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