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John Neely Kennedy on Energy & Oil

Democratic Senate Challenger (LA)

 


Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase

Sen. Mary Landrieu is telling voters via a statewide television ad that her Republican challenger John Kennedy opposes more domestic oil drilling. Landrieu’s 30-second drilling spot hinges on Kennedy’s opposition to an energy bill pitched by Landrieu and nine other senators, Democrats and Republicans calling themselves the “Gang of 10.” The approach would combine more offshore production with consumer tax incentives for non-petroleum automobiles. Kennedy called the proposal a tax increase--it would repeal some of the breaks afforded to oil companies--to pay for more studies of alternative energy sources.

Landrieu’s ad goes beyond any nuanced criticism from Kennedy, with an announcer stating, “He opposes her plan to open up 120 million acres for drilling. Under Kennedy, no new oil, higher gas prices, lost Louisiana jobs.”

Source: 2008 Louisiana Senate debate reported in Times-Picayune , Aug 25, 2008

More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR

Kennedy opposes an energy bill pitched by Landrieu and nine other senators, Democrats and Republicans calling themselves the “Gang of 10.” Kennedy has echoed Republican leaders’ call for more domestic drilling, including in the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Alaska’s ANWR would remain off limits under the “Gang of 10” proposal.

A Landrieu spokesman echoed his boss’s characterization of Kennedy, saying the Republican speaks in generalities and has not offered any specific energy policy, drilling or otherwise.

Drilling has been a major issue in the campaign since Kennedy started earlier this summer highlighting a May committee vote in which Landrieu honored a request of Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colorado, to vote against allowing exploration in oil shale in Colorado.

Source: 2008 Louisiana Senate debate reported in Times-Picayune , Aug 25, 2008

Encourage alternative fuels and electricity conservation

Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, www.johnkennedy.com, “Issues” , Oct 20, 2004

Develop & increase domestic oil & gas production

Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, www.johnkennedy.com, “Issues” , Oct 20, 2004

Supports deregulating domestic oil exploration and drilling.

Kennedy supports the AFA survey question on oil drilling

The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.

Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q18A on Nov 8, 2016

Opposes government developing wind and solar energy.

Kennedy opposes the AFA survey question on alternatve energy

The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.

Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q18B on Nov 8, 2016

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