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Rick Lazio on Energy & Oil

Former Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-2)


Develop alternative energy & a new energy policy

Q: Do you support conserving energy?

LAZIO: We need to develop a comprehensive energy strategy. Energy Secretary Richardson said we were napping. There was no strategy to develop alternative energy sources. There was no strategy to ask the allies that we went to bat for in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to boost their oil production. We need to drive down the price of energy. That will help create a more favorable business climate throughout New York.

Source: Senate debate in Manhattan Oct 8, 2000

Support EPA and CWA; but allow drilling in ANWR

On Environment. Lazio voted against Republican bills to relax clean water regulations, strip the Environmental Protection Agency of enforcement power and help developers get zoning changes over the objection of environmentalists. (On the other hand, the Republican budget he supported in 1995 included many items opposed by environmentalists, including one that would have allowed oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.)
Source: David Rosenbaum, New York Times Jun 4, 2000

Allow experimenting for voluntary greenhouse gas reductions

Arguing that the current regulatory situation actually does more to discourage action than to promote environmentally-conscious activity on the important issue of global climate change, Congressman Lazio introduced legislation designed to encourage voluntary actions by industry to reduce the potential environmental problems caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Lazio’s ‘‘Credit for Voluntary Actions’‘ bill, H.R. 2520, sets up a voluntary program that allows a broad spectrum of U.S. businesses to participate in ways that make fiscal sense for them. It does not create a regulatory program or encourage buying into any international agreements. It simply authorizes companies to reduce greenhouse gases without fear of punishment later.

This bill represents a ‘‘New Environmentalism’‘ where environmental regulation will no longer be a zero-sum game. This legislation successfully combines the interests of both industry and environmental groups in a way that is mutually beneficial and unprecedented.

Source: Issues Briefing, www.lazio.com May 4, 2000

2010 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Energy & Oil: Rick Lazio on other issues:
NY Gubernatorial:
Andrew Cuomo
NY Senatorial:
Charles Schumer
Kirsten Gillibrand

Dem. Freshmen
in 112th Congress:

AL-7:Terri Sewell
CA-33:Karen Bass
DE-0:John Carney
FL-17:Frederica Wilson
HI-1:Colleen Hanabusa
LA-2:Cedric Richmond
MA-10:Bill Keating
MI-13:Hansen Clarke
RI-1:David Cicilline
GOP Freshmen
in 112th Congress:

AL-2:Martha Roby
AL-5:Mo Brooks
AZ-1:Paul Gosar
AZ-3:Ben Quayle
AZ-5:David Schweikert
AR-1:Rick Crawford
AR-2:Tim Griffin
AR-3:Steve Womack
CA-19:Jeff Denham
CO-3:Scott Tipton
CO-4:Cory Gardner
FL-12:Dennis Ross
FL-2:Steve Southerland
FL-21:Mario Diaz-Balart
FL-22:Allen West
FL-24:Sandy Adams
FL-25:David Rivera
FL-5:Rich Nugent
FL-8:Dan Webster
GA-2:Mike Keown
GA-7:Rob Woodall
GA-8:Austin Scott
ID-1:Raul Labrador
IL-8:Joe Walsh
IL-10:Bob Dold
IL-11:Adam Kinzinger
IL-14:Randy Hultgren
IL-17:Bobby Schilling
IL-8:Joe Walsh
IN-3:Marlin Stutzman
IN-4:Todd Rokita
IN-8:Larry Bucshon
IN-9:Todd Young
KS-1:Tim Huelskamp
KS-3:Kevin Yoder
KS-5:Mike Pompeo
LA-3:Jeff Landry
MD-1:Andy Harris
MI-1:Dan Benishek
MI-2:Bill Huizenga
MI-3:Justin Amash
MI-7:Tim Walberg
MN-8:Chip Cravaack
MO-4:Vicky Hartzler
MO-7:Billy Long
MS-1:Alan Nunnelee
MS-4:Steven Palazzo
GOP Freshmen
in 111th Congress:

NC-2:Renee Ellmers
ND-0:Rick Berg
NH-2:Charlie Bass
NH-1:Frank Guinta
NJ-3:Jon Runyan
NM-2:Steve Pearce
NV-3:Joe Heck
NY-13:Michael Grimm
NY-19:Nan Hayworth
NY-20:Chris Gibson
NY-24:Richard Hanna
NY-25:Ann Marie Buerkle
NY-29:Tom Reed
OH-1:Steve Chabot
OH-15:Steve Stivers
OH-16:Jim Renacci
OH-18:Bob Gibbs
OH-6:Bill Johnson
OK-5:James Lankford
PA-10:Tom Marino
PA-11:Lou Barletta
PA-3:Mike Kelly
PA-7:Patrick Meehan
PA-8:Mike Fitzpatrick
SC-1:Tim Scott
SC-3:Jeff Duncan
SC-4:Trey Gowdy
SC-5:Mick Mulvaney
SD-0:Kristi Noem
TN-3:Chuck Fleischmann
TN-4:Scott DesJarlais
TN-6:Diane Black
TN-8:Stephen Fincher
TX-17:Bill Flores
TX-23:Quico Canseco
TX-27:Blake Farenthold
VA-2:Scott Rigell
VA-5:Robert Hurt
VA-9:Morgan Griffith
WA-3:Jaime Herrera
WI-7:Sean Duffy
WI-8:Reid Ribble
WV-1:David McKinley
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