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Sean Parnell on Energy & Oil
Republican Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Sean Parnell on other issues.
  • Reform tax proposals to foster new oil production. (Jan 2013)
  • Build the Alaska gasline to extract natural gas. (Jan 2012)
  • Oil and gas production will lead to a stronger nation. (Oct 2011)
  • Open ANWR for development. (Sep 2011)
  • Reduce EPA red tape on Arctic Outer Continental Shelf. (Jan 2011)
  • Strike balance between ocean protection and oil production. (Jan 2010)
  • Outer Continental Shelf will create 35,000 jobs and $72B. (Jan 2010)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)

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Mark Begich on Energy & Oil
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mark Begich on other issues.
  • Advocate for opening up ANWR to drilling. (Nov 2008)
  • Short term: $2.5B for LIHEAP; 70M bbl from strategic reserve. (Sep 2008)
  • Long term: develop ANWR; build renewable energy plants. (Sep 2008)
  • Support US participation in binding climate agreements. (Sep 2008)
  • Open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (May 2008)
  • Alaska is ground zero for global warming. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • 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)
  • Allow horizontal drilling into Alaska's Coastal Plain. (Feb 2009)
Joe Miller on Energy & Oil
Challenger and previous Republican Nominee: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joe Miller on other issues.
  • Nuclear energy shouldn't be precluded or overlooked. (Oct 2010)
  • Develop hydroelectric projects but without federal aid. (Sep 2010)
  • Science supporting manmade climate change is inconclusive. (Aug 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
Lisa Murkowski on Energy & Oil
Independent Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Lisa Murkowski on other issues.
  • No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA. (Jun 2010)
  • Need a president who will sign ANWR. (Oct 2004)
  • Support fiscal incentives for the natural gas pipeline. (Oct 2004)
  • Get ANWR with a Republican-led majority. (Oct 2004)
  • Incentives for an Alaskan natural gas pipeline. (Jun 2004)
  • Establish an Arctic engineering research center. (Jun 2004)
  • Reopening the Healy Clean Coal Plant. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • 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 NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Develop technology for carbon dioxide sequestration. (Feb 2008)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
  • Sponsored bill for horizontal drilling into Coastal Plain. (Feb 2009)
Dan Sullivan on Energy & Oil
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Sullivan on other issues.
  • Create an enduring energy and economic renaissance. (Oct 2013)
Mead Treadwell on Energy & Oil
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mead Treadwell on other issues.
  • Increase resource development & reform energy taxes. (Jun 2013)

House:


Don Young on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (AK-At-Large): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Don Young on other issues.
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Establish a solar energy program on federal lands. (Apr 2008)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Frank Murkowski on Energy & Oil
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • Fined ExxonMobil $20M for not drilling next to ANWR. (Nov 2009)
  • Ushered ANWR bill through Senate, until vetoed by Clinton. (Nov 2009)
  • Petroleum Profit Tax: companies share oil profits with state. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Tony Knowles on Energy & Oil
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tony Knowles on other issues.
  • Qualified support of BP-Arco merger. (Nov 2006)
  • Include producers & all proposals in negotiating pipeline. (Oct 2006)
  • Support drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Oct 2004)
  • Seek ANWR through a bill that sets tougher mileage standards. (Oct 2004)
  • Let Alaska supply oil and gas. (Jun 2004)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)
Sarah Palin on Energy & Oil
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President: Click here for 58 full quotes OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • OpEd: $40B AGIA natural gas pipeline isn't working. (Sep 2011)
  • Early 2008: Couldn't support McCain because he opposed ANWR. (Sep 2011)
  • Drill here and drill now; axe the cap-and-tax plan. (Feb 2010)
  • 2006: Replace secret gasline deal with open competition. (Nov 2009)
  • Open gasline process, but $500M inducement to oil company. (Nov 2009)
  • Cap-and-Trade is a Cap-and-Tax program. (Nov 2009)
  • Natural gas mantra: good for Greenies, Grannies, and Gunnies. (Nov 2009)
  • North Slope could supply 10 years' energy for entire country. (Nov 2009)
  • Renewable Energy Fund for hydropower, wind, biomass. (Nov 2009)
  • Sued ExxonMobil to drill next to ANWR, or give up lease. (Nov 2009)
  • ACES: equitable share of oil profits go to state. (Nov 2009)
  • FactCheck: Gas pipeline deal was not open & competitive. (Nov 2009)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Obama climate law costs consumers $145/year. (Nov 2009)
  • Sues federal EPA for misusing Endangered Species Act. (Jan 2009)
  • FactCheck: No, Obama has always supported clean coal. (Oct 2008)
  • Exxon & Conoco are not my biggest fan. (Oct 2008)
  • Nonsensical to leave domestic supply untapped. (Oct 2008)
  • First and foremost, we must become energy independent. (Sep 2008)
  • Energy is inherently linked to security and prosperity. (Sep 2008)
  • Produce more of our own oil & gas, for national security. (Sep 2008)
  • More pipelines; more nukes; more coal; more alternatives. (Sep 2008)
  • Resource rebate: suspend AK 8-cent fuel tax for one year. (Aug 2008)
  • To win, GOP must push energy independence. (Aug 2008)
  • Windfall oil profits tax prevents investment. (Aug 2008)
  • Lift moratorium on offshore drilling. (Jul 2008)
  • Exxon-Mobil should pay $507 million for Exxon Valdez spill. (Jul 2008)
  • Energy relief plan: $100 per person monthly, for oil & gas. (May 2008)
  • Fully fund the Petroleum Systems Integrity Office. (Feb 2008)
  • $250M for proven alternative energy, including wind & hydro. (Jan 2008)
  • National energy policy not an either/or proposition. (Nov 2007)
  • Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill. (Oct 2007)

    ANWR & Alaska Energy

  • Goal of 50% of Alaska electric power from renewable sources. (Jan 2009)
  • Drill, baby, drill. (Oct 2008)
  • Crowning achievement: Alaska Gas Inducement Act. (Sep 2008)
  • McCain wants healthy deliberation on disagreements like ANWR. (Sep 2008)
  • Gas pipeline:history’s largest private-sector infrastructure. (Sep 2008)
  • Claimed major triumph: $500 million subsidy for gas pipeline. (Aug 2008)
  • Gasline Inducement Act: 1,715-mile natural gas pipeline. (Aug 2008)
  • Commercialize Alaska’s North Slope natural gas. (Aug 2008)
  • Appointed an Alaska oil and gas commissioner. (Aug 2008)
  • Agrees with Obama on more Alaska oil & gas production. (Aug 2008)
  • Convinced McCain to drill offshore; not yet on drilling ANWR. (Jul 2008)
  • Unlock ANWR; we’re ready, willing and able to contribute. (Jun 2008)
  • Bush is right: drill ANWR & develop our own supplies. (Apr 2008)
  • Gas pipelines are approved if they meet Alaska’s needs. (Jan 2008)
  • Submitted legislation to build natural AGIA gas pipeline. (Mar 2007)
  • Stranded Gas Development Act no longer applies. (Nov 2006)
  • Get ANWR open. (Nov 2006)
  • Chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. (Nov 2006)
  • Pursue gasline plan that is best for ALL Alaskans. (Nov 2006)
  • Met with producers and employee groups for pipeline deal. (Oct 2006)
  • Firm start date as part of gasline incentive offer. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes natural gas reserves tax--it’s not earned income yet. (Oct 2006)

    Global Warming

  • I do support capping carbon emissions. (Oct 2008)
  • Cyclical temperature changes affect climate change. (Oct 2008)
  • All-of-the-above approach to deal with climate change. (Oct 2008)
  • Global warming affects Alaska, but is not man-made. (Aug 2008)
  • Analyze potential costs associated with climate change. (Oct 2006)
Jim Sykes on Energy & Oil
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Sykes on other issues.
  • Support the All-Alaska Gas Line. (Jun 2004)
  • Promote renewable and clean energy. (May 2004)
  • Keep ANWR free from drilling. (May 2004)
  • Supports All-Alaska gas line over AlCan. (May 2004)
Frank Vondersaar on Energy & Oil
Democrat Challenger (2002; and lost 2010 primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Frank Vondersaar on other issues.
  • Fusion instead of coal & oil. (May 2010)
  • Support ANWR exploration. (Oct 2002)
Dave Cuddy on Energy & Oil
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dave Cuddy on other issues.
  • Develop ANWR; support market-driven alternatives. (Apr 2008)
Scott McAdams on Energy & Oil
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott McAdams on other issues.
  • Unequivocally in support of offshore drilling. (Sep 2010)
  • Develop resources using highest environmental standards. (Aug 2010)
Frank Murkowski on Energy & Oil
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • Fined ExxonMobil $20M for not drilling next to ANWR. (Nov 2009)
  • Ushered ANWR bill through Senate, until vetoed by Clinton. (Nov 2009)
  • Petroleum Profit Tax: companies share oil profits with state. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Rick Sikma on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Sikma on other issues.
  • Expedite low-emission coal & oil alternatives. (Jun 2008)
  • Develop ANWR urgently; construct new oil refineries. (May 2008)
Ted Stevens on Energy & Oil
Republican Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Ted Stevens on other issues.
  • Stop buying 12M barrels of foreign oil and produce our own. (Oct 2008)
  • Find and use all forms of energy. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Develop technology for carbon dioxide sequestration. (Feb 2008)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Vic Vickers on Energy & Oil
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Vic Vickers on other issues.
  • Oil execs get filthy rich; give Alaskans a fair share. (Aug 2008)
  • Develop ANWR in an environmentally safe way. (Jul 2008)
  • Require that ANWR’s crude oil pipelines be double-walled. (Jun 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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