Mark Critz on Energy and the Environment

Last Updated : Apr 19, 2012

Summary

Congressman Critz has not stated his position on man-made global-warming. He has stated that he opposes cap-and-trade legislation due to its negative effects on Pennsylvania jobs. He states that he supports clean coal technologies and alernative energy.

In 2011, Congressman Critz noted his support for the Marcellus Shale project, calling it an economic opportunity for the nation.

 

Floor Speech on Marcellus Shale

In April of 2011, Congressman Critz spoke on the House floor in support of the development of the Marseilles Shale Formation. He referred to the shale as an economic opportunity for the nation.

 

Campaign Website Statements

 

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. Mark Critz voted in favor of the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act.

Mark Critz 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. Mark Critz voted in favor of the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011.

Mark Critz voted in favor of the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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