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Earl Ray Tomblin on Energy & Oil
Democratic Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
  • Fight the federal government's war on coal. (Jan 2012)
  • I fight against the EPA to protect energy jobs. (Oct 2011)
  • We should be looking for more ways to use coal, not less. (Jan 2011)
  • Develop natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. (Jan 2011)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)

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Shelley Moore Capito on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Fights back against Obama's war on coal. (Dec 2013)
  • Cap-and-trade plus aggressive EPA are job-killing. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation. (Mar 2009)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Joe Manchin III on Energy & Oil
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • I fought for coal in past & will fight for coal in future. (Oct 2012)
  • EPA regulatory practices unfairly hurt Appalachian coal. (Oct 2012)
  • 2010 ad: Shot a hole in the cap and trade bill. (May 2012)
  • Obama's greenhouse gas plan won't solve the problem. (Oct 2010)
  • Named coal West Virginia's official state rock. (Jul 2010)
  • No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA. (Jun 2010)
  • Stand up for our coal miners and their families. (Jan 2010)
  • Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill. (Oct 2007)
  • Promote polygen--clean diesel from coal plants. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)
Pat McGeehan on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
  • Fight the "War on Coal"; no alternative energy subsidies. (Nov 2013)
John Raese on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Raese on other issues.
  • Obama administration has caused decline of coal. (Oct 2012)
  • Global warming is a myth. (Oct 2010)
  • Hands-off approach to energy production. (Oct 2010)
  • Develop oil & coal; drill ANWR. (Aug 2006)
Natalie Tennant on Energy & Oil
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
  • Coal will play vital role in West Virginia's bright future. (Aug 2013)
  • Responsible development of Marcellus shale. (Apr 2011)

House:


Shelley Moore Capito on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Fights back against Obama's war on coal. (Dec 2013)
  • Cap-and-trade plus aggressive EPA are job-killing. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation. (Mar 2009)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
David McKinley on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for David McKinley on other issues.
  • Oppose cap-and-trade; the War on Coal must stop. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (Mar 2011)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
Alan Mollohan on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO 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 YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 67% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Nick Rahall on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 83% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation. (Mar 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Joe Manchin III on Energy & Oil
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • I fought for coal in past & will fight for coal in future. (Oct 2012)
  • EPA regulatory practices unfairly hurt Appalachian coal. (Oct 2012)
  • 2010 ad: Shot a hole in the cap and trade bill. (May 2012)
  • Obama's greenhouse gas plan won't solve the problem. (Oct 2010)
  • Named coal West Virginia's official state rock. (Jul 2010)
  • No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA. (Jun 2010)
  • Stand up for our coal miners and their families. (Jan 2010)
  • Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill. (Oct 2007)
  • Promote polygen--clean diesel from coal plants. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)
John Rockefeller on Energy & Oil
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller on other issues.
  • No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA. (Jun 2010)
  • 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 YES 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 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)
  • 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 do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Cecil Underwood on Energy & Oil
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
Bob Wise on Energy & Oil
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Renew 5-cent gas tax to pay for road-building. (Feb 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • More funding to develop domestic energy supplies. (Sep 2001)
  • Use federal funds for nuclear cleanup, with state input. (Sep 2001)
  • Share offshore oil development revenue with states. (Sep 2001)
Hiram Lewis on Energy & Oil
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Snuffer on Energy & Oil
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
  • We have a right to mine and transport coal. (Jan 2006)
Jay Wolfe on Energy & Oil
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
  • Drill ANWR; drill federal lands; build new refineries. (Jun 2008)
  • Kyoto Treaty would be a disaster for West Virginia. (Sep 2002)
Robert Byrd on Energy & Oil
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES 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 NO 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 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 YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Rated 83% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Carte Goodwin on Energy & Oil
Former Democratic Appointee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
  • Opposes cap-and-trade as hurting jobs with coal. (Jul 2010)
Zane Lawhorn on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
  • Global warming is punishment for not caring for environment. (Feb 2006)
  • Tax incentives for hybrid cars & alternate energy. (Feb 2006)
Bob Wise on Energy & Oil
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Renew 5-cent gas tax to pay for road-building. (Feb 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • More funding to develop domestic energy supplies. (Sep 2001)
  • Use federal funds for nuclear cleanup, with state input. (Sep 2001)
  • Share offshore oil development revenue with states. (Sep 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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