Bill Owens on Energy and the Environment

Last Updated : Oct 06, 2010

Campaign Website Statements

ENERGY

Our nation faces a tremendous challenge in modernizing our energy policy, which we see every day through higher gas prices for hardworking families and higher energy costs to heat our homes and power America's small businesses. But with this challenge comes great opportunity to create jobs and grow the Upstate economy.

America has always been a place of unmatched innovation and technology, and I firmly believe that we can solve America's energy crisis with our talented workforce. That is why I am a strong supporter of developing green energy solutions, as well as nuclear power, which will grow our economy by putting New Yorkers back to work.

Upstate New York is already leading the way on nuclear power and green energy, with significant investments in wind, solar, biomass and other renewable fuels. As a Member of Congress, I will continue to support these initiatives and work with local leaders to develop an energy plan that benefits Upstate communities.
 

 

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. Bill Owens voted in favor of the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act.

Bill Owens 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.

 

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.

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