John Kasich on Energy & Oil
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President
20,000 jobs from fracking plus 300,000 other jobs
DONALD TRUMP [to Kasich]: All I can say is, you're lucky in Ohio that you struck oil. That is for one thing.
KASICH: In the state of Ohio, we have grown 347,000 jobs. Our unemployment is half of what it was. Our fracking industry, energy industry may
have contributed 20,000, but if Mr. Trump understood that the real jobs come in the downstream, not in the upstream, but in the downstream. And that's where we're going to get our jobs. But Ohio is diversified.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ First Tier debate
, Nov 10, 2015
Yes, Ohio won with fracking, but we're diversified
KASICH: I went into Ohio where we had an $8 billion hole, and now we have a $2 billion surplus. We are up 347,000 jobs.
TRUMP: John got lucky with fracking. He hit oil. That's why Ohio is doing well. And that's important for you to know.
KASICH: Ohio does have an energy industry, but we're diversified. We are one of the fastest-growing states in the country. We came back from the dead. And you know what? It works very, very well.
Source: GOP `Your Money/Your Vote` 2015 CNBC 1st-tier debate
, Oct 28, 2015
Balanced use of green energy & low-cost energy
"A continued freeze of Ohio's energy standards is unacceptable and we stand willing to work with the Ohio General Assembly to craft a bill that supports a diverse mix of reliable, low-cost energy sources while preserving the gains we have made in the
state's economy," a Kasich spokesman said. Kasich's office said when he signed Senate Bill 310 that the governor "rejected the efforts by those who'd like to kill renewable-energy and energy-efficiency efforts."
Source: BizJournals.com 2015 coverage of 2016 presidential hopefuls
, Sep 30, 2015
Climate change is a real issue, but the extent is unproven
I think that man absolutely affects the environment. But as to whether, you know, what the impact is, the overall impact, I think that's a legitimate debate. But what I do think is, you know, in my state of Ohio, you know, we preciously take care of
Lake Erie. We've reduced emissions by 30% over the last ten years. We believe in alternative energy. So of course we have to be sensitive to it. But we don't want to destroy people's jobs based on some theory that's not proven.
Source: Meet the Press 2015 interviews of 2016 presidential hopefuls
, Aug 9, 2015
Raise severance tax on oil & gas from 20 cents upward
Severance taxes, that's another place where we need tax reform. The reason is simple. Our current system doesn't reflect our current reality. Ohio's severance tax was created decades ago, long before Ohio's shale boom was ever envisioned.
Its current low rate: 20 cents on a barrel of oil. It's unconscionable as far as I'm concerned. It's not right. It isn't fair to Ohioans, because these resources are being depleted. They're never coming back.
Ohio's being made poorer as a result of the depletion of our resources.
I'm disappointed by those who say the severance tax reform will kill the industry. That's a joke. That's a big fat joke because I've talked to them in private. And I'll tell you
what, our severance tax will still be competitive with our energy-rich states. And you know what? Let's reform the severance tax so all Ohioans can have lower income taxes and we all benefit from this whole industry. That's what it should be all about.
Source: State of the State address to 2015 Ohio Legislature
, Feb 24, 2015
Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol.
Vote on an amendment that would allow the implementation of the portions of the Kyoto climate change treaty that are already allowed under law. The Kyoto protocol of 1997, which aims to reduce emissions of certain greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, has not been ratified by the United States. The amendment would allow federal agencies, particularly the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] to implement procedures already allowed under law that are also part of the Kyoto accord before the treaty is ratified by Congress.
Reference: Amendment sponsored by Olver, D-MA;
Bill HR 4690
; vote number 2000-323
on Jun 26, 2000
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