State of Ohio Archives: on Energy & Oil


P.G. Sittenfeld: I'm strongly opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline

The Democratic candidate for Senate jabbed at Strickland for not voicing a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, a decision˙for which˙he has also received criticism from Rob Portman (R-OH). In August, Strickland said that he was "staying out" of conversations about the Keystone XL because the pipeline "doesn't involve Ohio."

"Ohio's current Senators have already voted on Keystone XL. Those seeking the position need to take a stand. I'm strongly opposed," Sittenfeld said on social media.

Source: The Free Beacon on 2016 Ohio Senate race Oct 14, 2015

Ted Strickland: Stay out of Keystone XL discussions; it doesn't involve Ohio

P.G. Sittenfeld jabbed at Strickland for not voicing a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, a decision˙for which˙he has also received criticism from Rob Portman (R-OH). In August, Strickland said that he was "staying out" of conversations about the Keystone XL because the pipeline "doesn't involve Ohio."

"Ohio's current Senators have already voted on Keystone XL. Those seeking the position need to take a stand. I'm strongly opposed," Sittenfeld said on social media.

Source: The Free Beacon on 2016 Ohio Senate race Oct 14, 2015

John Kasich: Raise severance tax on oil & gas from 20 cents upward

Severance taxes, that's another place where we need tax reform. The reason is simple. Our current system doesn't reflect our current reality. Ohio's severance tax was created decades ago, long before Ohio's shale boom was ever envisioned. Its current low rate: 20 cents on a barrel of oil. It's unconscionable as far as I'm concerned. It's not right. It isn't fair to Ohioans, because these resources are being depleted. They're never coming back. Ohio's being made poorer as a result of the depletion of our resources.

I'm disappointed by those who say the severance tax reform will kill the industry. That's a joke. That's a big fat joke because I've talked to them in private. And I'll tell you what, our severance tax will still be competitive with our energy-rich states. And you know what? Let's reform the severance tax so all Ohioans can have lower income taxes and we all benefit from this whole industry. That's what it should be all about.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 Ohio Legislature Feb 24, 2015

Josh Mandel: Use responsibly the natural resources we're blessed to have

Mandel said the nation's energy policy should take advantage of natural gas reserves buried under the eastern portion of the state. "The administration--and Congress to a certain extent--fail to see our natural resources as assets," Mandel said. "I believe the oil and gas and other natural resources we're blessed to have should be used in a responsible way."
Source: Dayton Daily News on 2012 Ohio Senate debate Sep 4, 2012

Eric Deaton: Produce oil from the easy state-side locations

Q: Do you support environmental regulations, or international emissions targets, aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?

A: Neither.

Q: Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?

A: No.

Q: Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?

A: Yes. We should be producing oil from the easy locations so that we are not pushing technology so far that we have accidents we can't recover from like the recent Gulf spill at 5000 feet deep.

Q: Do you support federal funding for the development of alternative energy?

A: Yes. When federal funding helps promote the development of alternative energy technology it should be required to be produced state-side. Only majority owned U.S. Corporations should be able to receive federal research funding and the new technology should be protected from export very stringently.

Q:Do you support the development of nuclear reactors?

A: Yes.

Source: Ohio Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Aug 11, 2010

Lee Fisher: 25% advanced and alternative energy by 2025

Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, fisherforohio.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

Bob Taft: Project THAW: $250 for home heating oil costs

Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Ohio Legislature Jan 24, 2001

Joyce Beatty: Develop alternative fuels

Source: Ohio Legislative 2000 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

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