Tom Rooney on Energy and the Environment

Last Updated : Jun 26, 2012

Campaign Website Statements

Promoting American Energy Independence and Lower Gas Prices

Producing American energy means more jobs, lower prices at the pump, and stronger national security. Tom introduced legislation in Congress that will open new areas for American energy exploration and production, as part of an all-of-the-above energy solution. He has fought the Obama Administration's anti-energy policies, voting to open the Keystone Pipeline, end the Administration's de facto moratorium on drilling, and get rid of Obama regulations that have stifled natural gas and oil shale production.

Tom recognizes that our dependence on countries that wish us harm for oil hurts our economy and threatens our security. He will continue working to expand American energy production and promote American energy independence.

Voting Record

Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act

The Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act would have hastened the sale of drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia. It passed the House 266-149, but was never brought up for a vote in the Senate. Tom Rooney voted in favor of the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act.

Tom Rooney voted in favor of the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act.

Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011

The Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 would have prevented the EPA from passing any tax on greenhouse gases and excluded GHGs from the definition of air pollutants. Tom Rooney voted in favor of the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011.

Tom Rooney voted in favor of the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011.

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. Tom Rooney voted against the Cap and Trade Program.

Tom Rooney voted against the Cap and Trade Program.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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