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Monday, June 23, 2008

Obama & McCain On Energy & Environment

McCain

Opposed expanding offshore oil drilling (changed position)
Opposes drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR)
Good on the global warming issue (except for auctioning offsets)
Supports Cap-and-Trade for Global Warming mitigation
$300 million reward for development of new battery powered car
Eliminate ethanol tax credit
Opposes Renewables Portfolio Standards
Very pro nuclear power (wants 45 new plants in next 20 years)
Supports Yucca Mountain
Friendly to Coal-to-Liquid (CTL)
Supported a temporary suspension of federal gasoline tax
Voted AGAINST the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Missed vote on Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007
Opposed Kyoto Protocol in Senate Vote in 1997
Opposes tapping Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Obama

Windfall profits tax on oil companies
Good on the global warming issue (except for auctioning offsets)
Supports Cap-and-Trade for Global Warming mitigation
Opposed expanding offshore oil drilling (changed position)
Opposes drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR)
Pro cellulosic ethanol
Friendly to Coal-To-Liquid (CTL)
Luke warm on nuclear power (opposes reprocessing)
Opposes Yucca Mountain
Opposed temporary suspension of federal gasoline tax
Supports Renewables Portfolio Standards
Voted FOR Energy Policy Act of 2005
Missed vote on Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007
Opposed Global Warming Legislation in Illinois State Senate in 1997
Opposes tapping Strategic Petroleum Reserve (changed position)

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