Alan Grayson on Energy and the Environment

Last Updated : Sep 13, 2010


Congressman Grayson believes in man-made global-warming. He supported the cap-and-trade legislation in the House and argued for research money to study the increasing frequency and strength of hurricanes.

Congressman Grayson supports off-shore drilling if the more benefits are given to Floridians to allow the oil companies to drill. He supports expanded renewable energy.


Support for cap-and-trade and Hurricane Research

On June 26, 2009, Congressman Grayson spoke on the floor of the US house in support of HR2454, the cap-and-trade legislation. In a colloquy with Congressman Waxman and stated that Hurricane frequency and intensity would increase due to global warming and Congressman Grayson is asking for money for research into the causes of hurricanes.


2008 Campaign Video


Official Website Statements


Voting Record

American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (Cap-and-Trade)

Also known as Cap and Trade, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 sought to create a system of carbon credits which would be issued to each business, and dictated the amount of carbon each business was allowed to put into the evironment through the creation of goods or the use of energy. When a company exceed the amount of carbon allocated to it (exceeded it\'s cap), it could then trade or purchase carbon credits from businesses below their allocated level. The bill passed the house in a 219-212 vote, but was never brought up for a vote in the Senate. Alan Grayson voted in favor of the Cap and Trade program.

Alan Grayson voted in favor of the Cap and Trade program.


Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 5041; SEAM Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

Security in Energy and Manufacturing Act of 2010 or the SEAM Act of 2010 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the qualifying advanced energy project credit by allocating in 2010 $5 billion of grants or tax credit amounts to manufacturers of goods and components (other than for assembly of components) in the United States that are used in alternative energy projects.

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 4959; Global Conservation Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

Directs the President, through the Coordinator for Global Conservation, to establish the International Conservation Strategy to help combat global natural resource and biodiversity degradation in developing countries. Directs the Coordinator to establish the Interagency Working Group on Global Conservation. Directs the President to establish the President's Advisory Committee for Global Conservation. Urges the President to work with the world's major foreign assistance donor countries to: (1) develop an international conservation assistance strategy; (2) identify multilateral coordinating mechanisms; and (3) promote existing multilateral initiatives designed to identify meaningful levels of interim funding for forest conservation in developing countries.

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