Tuesday, November 04, 2008

President Elect Barack Obama on Energy & Environment

AAEA stands ready to work with President Elect Barack Obama to implement an effective energy strategy that will give our country abundant, reliable and affordable energy supplies while protecting the environment.

President Obama's energy and environmental positions in the Senate and during the campaign are listed below:

Supports 10 year $150 billion program to create 5 million green jobs.

Supports 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)

Supported Financial Bailout Bill (Included Renewables Tax Package)

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