Larry Bucshon on Energy and the Environment

Last Updated : Oct 03, 2010

Campaign Website Statements

Energy

We must work towards energy independence, for both economic and national security purposes. I support new exploration for sources of oil, clean coal technology, the expanded use of nuclear energy, and solar and wind energy technology.

 

Cap and Trade Legislation

I am opposed to the current legislation being promoted by the Obama Administration. The bill is about control of our industries. It is based on very poor data that is available concerning global warming. The data does not support the premise that carbon dioxide emissions are playing a significant role in the world temperature variations. The temperature of the Earth has been changing over centuries with warmer and colder periods throughout history. This legislation will be devastating to the Southwestern and Wabash Valley areas of Indiana. It will lead to job loss and the loss of industry in the 8th district. Also, energy costs may increase three fold.

I have also signed the No Climate Tax Pledge.

 

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. Larry Bucshon voted in favor of the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act.

Larry Bucshon 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. Larry Bucshon voted in favor of the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011.

Larry Bucshon voted in favor of the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-112; Bill Number-H R 97; Free Industry Act - Cosponsor

Amends the Clean Air Act to: (1) exclude from the definition of the term "air pollutant" carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, or sulfur hexafluoride; and (2) declare that nothing in the Act shall be treated as authorizing or requiring the regulation of climate change or global warming.

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