Eric Deaton on Energy & Oil
Q: Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?
Q: Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?
A: Yes. We should be producing oil from the easy locations so that we are not pushing technology so far that we have accidents we can't recover from like the recent Gulf spill at 5000 feet deep.
Q: Do you support federal funding for the development of alternative energy?
A: Yes. When federal funding helps promote the development of alternative energy technology it should be required to be produced state-side. Only majority owned U.S. Corporations should be able to receive federal research funding and the new technology should be protected from export very stringently.
Q:Do you support the development of nuclear reactors?
A: Neutral / this will happen naturally with technological advancements.
A Liberty Candidate will Defend the Great American Principles of Free Markets and Constitutional Government, [such as the views of] Peter Schiff, Senate 2010 candidate from Connecticut, on the Economy: "Strong fiscally conservative principles and beliefs that our economic recovery should be left to the free market through businesses and individuals--not the federal government."
And [such as the views of] Michael McPadden, Congress 2010 candidate from Virginia, on Energy: "I favor tax incentives for alternative energy, but I oppose subsidies, which has the effect of allowing the government to choose winners and losers. I favor tax incentives for research into finding cheaper liquefaction and gasification processes for coal. The private businesses that would be involved in the exploration and development of these American energy sources would also be creating real, high paying, permanent jobs for real Americans in real congressional districts."
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