Todd Young on Energy and the Environment

Last Updated : Sep 16, 2010

Summary

Todd Young has stated that he opposes caps on carbon, and supports investments in energy.

 

Campaign Website Statements

  • Reject calls to implement caps on carbon dioxide. The only way to reduce carbon dioxide is to dramatically reduce the amount of domestic coal used to generate electricity, which could force the premature closure of coal-fired steam-generating plants, send jobs overseas and greatly increase Hoosiers’ energy costs. We must not impose costly restrictions on our own economy while other countries capitalize on Washington’s misguided policies.
  • Invest in Energy, Transportation and Telecommunications Infrastructure. It’s high time we kick the pork barrel earmarking habit, set priorities, and invest in our nation’s critical infrastructure needs, including:
    • a new, expanded electric power grid that will increase reliability and access, especially in rural communities;
    • a modern air traffic control system that will reduce delays in air travel and save passengers, employees, and airlines billions;
    • rural broadband so that jobs of the future can be grown in small towns and big cities alike; and
    • targeted investment in vital surface transportation projects to reduce costly and time-consuming bottlenecks like those at southern Indiana’s Spaghetti junction where I-64, I-65, and I-71 meet, and the critical Ohio River bridges projects.

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. Todd Young voted in favor of the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act.

Todd Young 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. Todd Young voted in favor of the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011.

Todd Young 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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