State of Mississippi Archives: on Energy & Oil


Vicki Slater: Develop energy, but balance it with environmental concerns

Q: There's been a lot of talk of energy--offshore exploration, natural gas--what do you think about energy development as part of the state's overall economic growth picture?

A: I do support the development of energy as part of Mississippi's economic picture. There are other factors playing on the production of oil such as the low cost of oil right now. Some companies are taking a wait-and-see attitude or can't afford, at the rate oil is selling, to produce. Energy is definitely part of the economic picture in Mississippi, and I think that has to be explored. At the same time, you've got to balance it with environmental concerns when it comes to fracking and things like that.

Source: Jackson Free Press on 2015 Mississippi Gubernatorial race Jul 22, 2015

Chris McDaniel: No subsidies for wind and solar

Question topic: Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

McDaniel: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Mississippi Senate race Jul 2, 2014

Phil Bryant: Support energy development and investment

We should also look to our energy sector for growth and job opportunities. Mississippi is a leader in many energy related policies and industry practices. By supporting energy development and investment, we can bring more jobs to our residents. As chair of the Southern States Energy Board, I will work hard to make sure Mississippi is positioned as a leader in the energy economy.
Source: 2013 State of the State address to Mississippi Legislature Jan 22, 2013

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