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Donald Carcieri on Energy & Oil
Republican RI Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
  • Make R.I. the leader in development of offshore wind power. (Jan 2010)
  • $39M saved via energy-efficient measures in state buildings. (Nov 2006)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)

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RI 2014: 2014 RI Senate debate


Barry Hinckley on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
  • Domestic energy via offshore drilling and ANWR. (Jul 2011)
Jack Reed on Energy & Oil
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Energy & Oil
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Replace oil lobby with entirely new energy strategy. (Sep 2006)
  • Push for tougher CAFE standards. (Sep 2006)
  • New technologies for environmentally-friendly energy. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Mark Zaccaria on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Zaccaria on other issues.
  • No climate change laws; no cap-&-trade; more oil exploration. (Nov 2010)

House:


David Cicilline on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • End reliance on fossil fuels with wind & solar. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • $5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects. (Mar 2011)
James Langevin on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin on other issues.
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Lincoln Chafee on Energy & Oil
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Close the SUV loophole and raise mileage standards overall. (Apr 2008)
  • ANWR: Let's leave just one place off limits. (Apr 2008)
  • Supports spending resources to stop Global Warming. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Lincoln Almond on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading. (Aug 2001)
Myrth York on Energy & Oil
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Myrth York on other issues.
  • 20% of RIís energy from clean sources by 2020. (Aug 2002)
John Chafee on Energy & Oil
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee on other issues.
  • Voted NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Lincoln Chafee on Energy & Oil
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Close the SUV loophole and raise mileage standards overall. (Apr 2008)
  • ANWR: Let's leave just one place off limits. (Apr 2008)
  • Supports spending resources to stop Global Warming. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Claiborne Pell on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Matt Brown on Energy & Oil
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Stephen Laffey on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
  • Need a new national energy policy to fight the War on Terror. (Aug 2006)
  • Drives an SUV & considers expanding mass transit unrealistic. (Apr 2006)
  • Economic incentives to reduce oil-funded Islamofacism. (Apr 2006)
  • Significant national commitment to renewable energy. (Dec 2005)
  • Raise CAFE and offer tax credits for hybrids. (Dec 2005)
Carl Sheeler on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
  • Make alternative energy a national priority. (Feb 2006)
  • Begin with environment friendly public transportation. (Nov 2004)
Bob Tingle on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
  • All-of-the-above approach to energy & alternatives. (Aug 2008)
  • Drill here and drill now. (Jul 2008)
  • Drill ANWR, but no nuclear power. (Jul 2008)
Robert Weygand on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Chris Young on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • Replace coal and oil with alternatives. (Aug 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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