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Mike Johanns on Energy & Oil

Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor


Expand domestic oil production; reduce refinery regulations

As Secretary of Agriculture I made expanding renewable fuels a priority not just because it is important for Nebraska, but for our nation's long term energy health. I also support expanding domestic oil production, and streamlining the onerous refinery regulations that are squeezing the gas supply and driving up costs for consumers. Increasing our domestic energy supply and crop-grown fuels make economic sense and are strategically important for our nation.
Source: Campaign website, www.XXX.com, "Issues" Mar 2, 2008

Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically.

Johanns adopted the National Governors Association policy:

Source: NGA policy NR-11, Global Climate Change Domestic Policy 00-NGA3 on Aug 15, 2000

Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries.

Johanns adopted the National Governors Association policy:

If appropriate international commitments are established and are ratified by the US, the Governors believe implementation should be allowed to be achieved through cost-effective market-based activities, which account for scientifically verifiable and accountable reductions in greenhouse gas levels regardless of where the reductions are achieved. Any multinational emissions trading program must provide a flexible and workable framework that takes full advantage of market forces and maximizes international participation.
Source: NGA policy NR-11, Climate Change International Policy 00-NGA4 on Aug 15, 2000

Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions.

Johanns signed the Western Governors' Association resolution:

  1. Western Governors find that states must continue to play a pivotal role in electric power decisions. Specifically:
  1. We need to pursue a national energy policy that will result in a diverse energy portfolio:
  1. Energy efficiency and conservation: At a minimum:
Source: WGA Policy Resolution 01 - 01: Energy Policy Roadmap 01-WGA01 on Aug 14, 2001

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Page last updated: 3/27/2008