State of South Carolina Archives: on Energy & Oil

Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Aggressively address global warming

Source: 2020 S.C. Senate campaign website Feb 9, 2020

Jaime Harrison: Reduce dependency on fossil fuels; oppose offshore drilling

Climate change is an existential threat to our coastal communities, and it is beginning to affect areas that previously never had to consider emergency preparation. Jaime will take action to make our coastline resilient, protecting our clean air and water, reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, and prepare our infrastructure for rising sea levels and increasingly powerful storms. Jaime will also protect South Carolinians by opposing any drilling off our pristine coast.
Source: 2020 S.C. Senate campaign website, Dec 12, 2019

James Emerson Smith: Keep expanding in renewable energy; stay on cutting edge

When James Smith is governor, he will pursue economic development opportunities in emerging fields to ensure South Carolina stays on the cutting edge. As governor, he will expand the growth in solar and renewable energy, seek to establish regional business incubators across the state, and boost the film industry and local agriculture.
Source: 2018 S.C. gubernatorial candidate website May 2, 2018

Henry McMaster: Fight to keep Yucca Mountain open

2010: Led the fight for Yucca Mountain: Fought to keep President Obama and U.S. Sen. Harry Reid from shutting down the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Storage Facility potentially returning $1.2 billion that was collected from South Carolina citizens to build the facility.
Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website Jan 11, 2017

Thomas Ravenel: Don't divert resources for folly of global warming

I support the vigorous defense and national security of the United States. The Obama administration is decimating critical aspects of our military while diverting resources vital to national security for research on global warming and other political follies. With a smarter approach to national security, it is possible to reduce the Defense budget. We are currently spending money on many of the wrong things.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, Sep 1, 2014

Brad Hutto: Invest in alternative forms of energy like solar, wind & gas

Brad will continue to lead efforts to invest in alternative forms of energy like solar, wind and gas. We can't continue to rely on foreign countries to supply our energy.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, Jun 25, 2014

Alvin Greene: National & international regulations for climate change

Q: Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?

A: No.

Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 1, 2010

Alvin Greene: Domestic oil exploration, nuclear power, & alternatives

Q: Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support federal funding for the development of alternative energy?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the development of nuclear reactors?

A: Yes.

Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 1, 2010

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