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Steve Daines on Energy & Oil

 


War on American energy is part of war on middle class

Daines accused Pres. Obama of "waging a war on the middle class" in the weekly Republican address Saturday, saying the president's energy policies will kill jobs and crimp economic growth. "In Montana, we've seen first-hand the potential that our energy sector holds for lowering utility costs for hard-working, middle-class families. It'll revitalize the economy on our Indian reservations and supporting thousands of good-paying union jobs," he said. "Yet President Obama has spearheaded a war on American energy that not only stands in the way of the potential: it works to reverse it."

The president's imposition of a carbon pollution cap on coal-fired power plants last month has come under fire from Republicans who say it will drive up electricity costs & inhibit domestic energy production. Daines did not name the carbon cap in his address , but he did say the president & Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) are waging a "war on coal" that will hurt Indian reservations in his state

Source: CBS News on 2014 Montana Senate race , Jul 26, 2014

Remove barriers on developing coal, oil, and natural gas

Montanans understand that "Made in America" energy helps keep prices lower and reduces our dependence on foreign sources. Over the past year, I've put tens of thousands of miles on my pick-up while visiting all 56 counties in Montana. During that time, gas prices have risen significantly and our federal government has blocked projects that are part of the solution, like the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Montana is called the Treasure State for a reason, and has an abundance of natural energy resources including coal, oil, natural gas, hydro, and wind. I will fight for an all-inclusive, and market based energy policy that removes barriers to developing our natural resources in Montana and across America.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, stevedaines.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP.

Daines signed the No Climate Tax Pledge

No Climate Tax Pledge: "I pledge to the taxpayers of my state, and to the American people, that I will oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue."

Sponsoring organizations: Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEU); National Taxpayers Union (NTU); Institute for Liberty Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual's right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans.

Source: AFP website 10-AFP on Nov 2, 2010

Supports offshore energy production.

Daines supports the PVS survey question on offshore drilling

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-qEO on Aug 30, 2012

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