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Jim Martin on Energy & Oil

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Support cap-and-trade on greenhouse gas emissions

Q: Do you support caps on greenhouse gas emissions?

A: Yes. Placing caps on the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated by companies is an important step in protecting the environment. I support legislation, such as the Clean Air Act, which establishes a "cap and trade" system. However, we must work to ensure that any greenhouse gas emissions cap policies are effective, including ensuring that there are not an abundance of allowances available in the marketplace.

Q: Do you support U.S. participation in binding international climate agreements?

A: Yes. The United States should join its partners around the world in working towards improving the earth's environmental prospects. I would support U.S. participation in international climate agreements.

Source: Citizens for Global Solutions: 2008 Senate questionnaire Sep 9, 2008

We must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions

We must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and lead the effort to address global climate change. The pursuit of new "green" technologies is good for the economy and good for the environment. The energy policies of the past are not sustainable and are keeping us from developing new and better energy resources. We must insist on rational sustainable growth in the development of our communities.
Source: Campaign website, www.martinforsenate.com, "Issues" Jul 18, 2008

Supports cap and trade system to reduce carbon emissions

It's a shame the Senate didn't vote for a cap and trade system for carbon emissions. The Republicans blocked that issue. We need to look at the U.S. as a leader on this issue. We can solve this problem for the world and it's a great opportunity for new economic development.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

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GA Senatorial:
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Rand Knight
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Vernon Jones


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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