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Gary Herbert on Energy & Oil
Republican Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Gary Herbert on other issues.
  • Utah is energy-independent; now export oil & nuclear. (Jan 2011)
  • Develop natural gas resources while protecting local culture. (Jan 2010)
  • No importation of foreign nuclear waste into Utah. (Jan 2010)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)

Senate:

UT 2012: 2012 Utah Senate Debates


Orrin Hatch on Energy & Oil
Republican Sr Senator (UT): Click here for 32 full quotes OR click here for Orrin Hatch on other issues.
  • Eliminate Kyoto Accords and implement more local control. (Jan 2000)
  • Revoke Kyoto Accords as environmental extremism. (Dec 1999)
  • Supports alternative fuels to meet EPA air standards. (May 1999)
  • Focus on market incentives to foster alternative fuels. (May 1999)
  • Tax credits for electric cars, alternative fuels & stations. (May 1999)
  • 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 NO 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 17% 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)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Aug 2012)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
Mike Lee on Energy & Oil
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mike Lee on other issues.
  • I believe that there is global warming. (Jun 2013)
  • Drill ANWR; lease shale oil lands; develop clean coal. (Jul 2010)
  • 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)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
  • Liberty Candidate: tax incentives for US-based alternatives. (Sep 2010)

House:


Rob Bishop on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (UT-1): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Rob Bishop 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 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
  • List GHG emissions cost on electric bills. (May 2009)
Jim Matheson on Energy & Oil
Democratic Representative (UT-2): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Jim Matheson 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 NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 YES 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)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 50% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation. (Mar 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (Mar 2011)
Chris Stewart on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Stewart on other issues.
  • Allow drilling on public lands, under state control. (Nov 2012)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rocky Anderson on Energy & Oil
Justice Party challenger for President: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rocky Anderson on other issues.
  • Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar. (Feb 2012)
  • Replace coal & oil with alternatives. (Feb 2012)
  • Those who push coal are the enemy. (Dec 2009)
  • Goal of 21% GHG reduction by 2012; accomplished 31% in 2006. (Feb 2007)
  • All buildings using city funds must be LEED-certified. (Feb 2007)
  • $9,000 solar array for Salt Palace Expansion. (Sep 2006)
Jon Huntsman on Energy & Oil
Republican UT Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • Energy subsidies don't work & we can no longer afford them. (Sep 2011)
  • Wean ourselves from heroin-like addiction to foreign oil. (Sep 2011)
  • Gas is $13/gal if we count cost of troop deployments. (Sep 2011)
  • Make Utah the premier destination for renewable energy. (Jan 2009)
  • Congress should cap greenhouse-gas pollution. (Nov 2007)
  • Lead US in alternative sources for energy and efficiency. (Nov 2003)
Pete Ashdown on Energy & Oil
Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pete Ashdown on other issues.
  • R&D to wean America off addiction to oil. (Jun 2006)
  • R&D to wean America off addiction to oil. (Jun 2006)
Jason Chaffetz on Energy & Oil
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz 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)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
  • Sponsored bill to list GHG emissions cost on electric bills. (May 2009)
Scott Howell on Energy & Oil
2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (UT): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Howell on other issues.
  • Develop and use alternative fuels. (Nov 2000)
Dan Liljenquist on Energy & Oil
Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Liljenquist on other issues.
  • Develop our own resources in this country. (May 2012)
Jason Chaffetz on Energy & Oil
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz 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)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
  • Sponsored bill to list GHG emissions cost on electric bills. (May 2009)
Mike Leavitt-Gov on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Governor (1993-2003); Sec. HHS & EPA: Click here for Mike Leavitt-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Olene Walker on Energy & Oil
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Olene Walker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Energy & Oil
2010 Republican challenger (lost primary): Click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Energy & Oil
Former Republican (until 2001) (District 2): Click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Energy & Oil
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Van Dam on other issues.
  • Focus on finding sources of clean energy. (Oct 2004)
  • America must develop alternative energy sources. (Jul 2004)
Enid Waldholtz on Energy & Oil
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for Enid Waldholtz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Bennett on Energy & Oil
Republican Jr Senator (UT): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bennett on other issues.
  • In favor of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 NO 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)
  • 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 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
Sam Granato on Energy & Oil
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Granato on other issues.
  • Increased liability for oil companies involved in disasters. (Jun 2010)
James Hansen on Energy & Oil
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Hansen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Chris Cannon on Energy & Oil
Republican Representative (UT-3): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Chris Cannon on other issues.
  • 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 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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