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Little hard evidence that carbon emissions change climate

Climate Change: Believe that human activity is the major factor driving climate change? Should government regulate certain aspects of energy industry, such as limiting greenhouse gases?

Jones: Yes. Negative impacts on our planet and health have "not been in dispute for decades." We "must look to regulation and monitoring to slow changes."

Moore: No. Declines to state current position. Has previously said there is "little hard evidence that carbon emissions cause changes to the global climate," and "no constitutional authority for Congress to regulate carbon emissions." Believes limiting emissions would be a crushing economic blow.

Renewable Energy: Support government subsidies for renewable energy

Jones: Yes. Encouraging renewable energy creates jobs, makes us more energy independent; and reverses some negative climate change effects

Moore: Unclear. Foster development of nuclear, solar, wind, and fossil fuels; encourage coal mining and oil drilling; no clear position on subsidies.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on 2017 Alabama Senate race , Nov 1, 2017

Encourage coal mining and oil drilling

To gain independence from foreign oil, we need to foster development of our own natural resources involving nuclear, solar, wind, and fossil fuels. Coal mining and oil drilling should be encouraged, subject only to reasonable regulations.
Source: 2017-2018 Alabama Senate campaign website RoyMoore.org , Aug 31, 2017

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