Rob Astorino on Energy & Oil
Tap into New York's vast energy resources
While Governor Cuomo claims New York is "Open for Business," Rob Astorino will make it a reality by tapping into New York's vast energy resources. He'll approve clean and reliable natural gas exploration on day one,
so we can lower electric rates, improve air quality, create tens of thousands of new jobs, and bring billions of dollars in new revenue to this state.
Rob Astorino will rebuild our infrastructure and work with the private sector to form public-private partnerships, bringing manufacturing and high tech industries back to New York.
And just like he did in Westchester, Rob Astorino will attack high property taxes by providing real mandate relief to our local governments.
Source: 2014 N. Y. gubernatorial campaign website, RobAstorino.com
, Jul 2, 2014
Open the Monterey Shale to fracking for shale oil
Kashkari again called for opening the Monterey Shale to fracking for shale oil, saying it'll be a key part of the job boom California desperately needs. The nation's highest rents aren't in San Francisco or
New York, he noted, but actually in a small North Dakota town at the epicenter of that state's fracking boom. A true climate-change response must be national or international in order to have any effect, he said.
Source: Inside Bay Area Buzz on 2014 California governor race
, Feb 21, 2014
Government incentives for solar & geothermal
Rob Astorino's environmental prerogatives are centered around policies to encourage sustainable development, protect our watershed, prepare for the potential impacts of climate change, and preserve the county's natural environment.
Source: AdWatch: Campaign email on 2014 New York gubernatorial race
, Sep 20, 2013
Affordable Energy-Efficient Homes: programs for low-income seniors to make their homes energy efficient
- Solar energy tax exemptions for homeowners who retrofit homes with solar panels.
- Initiative to determine viable locations to implement
geothermal and solar power at county facilities.
- Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECB) that provide private sector access to $7 million in tax-free financing for environmental retrofitting of buildings.
- The Westchester Green Business Challenge
encourages Westchester businesses to improve the "greenness" of their operations.
- Series of vulnerability studies aimed at identifying risks posed by climate change, especially rising sea levels here along the Hudson and on the Long Island Sound.
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