State of Tennessee secondary Archives: on Energy & Oil


Terry Adams: Transition to clean renewable energy

We cannot continue to subsidize the dirty fossil fuel industry to the detriment of 21st century of a transition to clean renewable energy. Fossil fuels are by their very nature limited resources. The long term benefits of leading the world in renewable energies could be astronomical, the long term costs of not leading on this issue could be catastrophic.

The United States has been the leader in every technology revolution in modern history and there is no reason that we cannot lead on clean energy. Ingenuity is, in fact, America's greatest resource.

We know the science, forty years ago we were warned that pollution would cause the polar ice caps to melt and lead to changes in weather, such as destructive hurricanes, droughts, and forest fires. We don't need 97% of the world's scientist to tell us this has happened, we can see it with our own eyes, just like the pollution billowing out of smoke stacks, the wild fires and floods in Colorado, and the heat waves in Alaska.

Source: 2014 TN Senate campaign website, AdamsForTN.com Jun 25, 2014

Bob Corker: Strongly support biofuel; campaign chair is biodiesel seller

Q: Are you for drilling in Alaska?

FORD: We need energy independence. We canít win a war on terror if you pay for both sides of the war at the same time. Thatís what weíre doing. We have the capacity & ingenuity to grow our way out of these challenges. I have a lot of confidence in farmers to grow our way out of it, & in laboratories to use nuclear energy & coal in new ways. Our oil dependence is environmentally hazardous; itís a drag on the economy; and it keeps young men facing the prospect of going overseas to defend an untenable appetite for oil. I know we can break our habit and find new ways to fuel our cars & power our homes. My campaign chairman is a farmer. His campaign chairman runs a big olí oil company.

Q: Do you support drilling in Alaska?

FORD: I do.

CORKER: I strongly support biofuel. My campaign chairman runs a retail operation, the largest seller of ethanol and biodiesel in Tennessee.

FORD: If my campaign chairman were in big oil, Iíd be trying to explain it away too.

Source: 2006 TN Senate debate, at Univ. of Chattanooga, x-ref Ford Oct 10, 2006

Harold Ford: Grow our way to energy independence, while drilling Alaska

Q: Are you for drilling in Alaska?

FORD: We need energy independence. We canít win a war on terror if you pay for both sides of the war at the same time. Thatís what weíre doing. We have the capacity & ingenuity to grow our way out of these challenges. I have a lot of confidence in farmers to grow our way out of it, & in laboratories to use nuclear energy & coal in new ways. Our oil dependence is environmentally hazardous; itís a drag on the economy; and it keeps young men facing the prospect of going overseas to defend an untenable appetite for oil. I know we can break our habit and find new ways to fuel our cars & power our homes. My campaign chairman is a farmer. His campaign chairman runs a big olí oil company.

Q: Do you support drilling in Alaska?

FORD: I do.

CORKER: I strongly support biofuel. My campaign chairman runs a retail operation, the largest seller of ethanol and biodiesel in Tennessee.

FORD: If my campaign chairman were in big oil, Iíd be trying to explain it away too.

Source: 2006 TN Senate debate, at University of Chattanooga Oct 10, 2006

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