Ted Cruz on Energy and the Environment

Last Updated : May 14, 2012

Summary

Ted Cruz supports expanded drilling and opposes cap-and-trade legislation and EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. In July of 2011, SG Cruz was interviewed by Conservatives in Action and noted his role in representing multiple entities in challenging the moratorium on offshore drilling in the wake of the BP oilspill.

In September of 2011, SG Cruz came out with a 12 point plan for the economy. Three of those points were related to energy and the environment. The details of those three points were that Mr Cruz opposed a cap-and-trade system, opposed the off-shore drilling moratorium, and opposed EPA regulation of carbon dioxide as an environmental hazard.

 

Conservatives in Action Interview

In July of 2011, SG Cruz was interviewed by the website Conservatives in Action. He was asked about his views on drilling and the dune lizard in west Texas. He states that he supports drilling and that he opposes the use of the animal to halt oil exploration and development.

 

12 Point Plan

In September of 2011, Mr Cruz issued a 12 point plan for the economy. Three of those points concerned energy and the environment. This included stopping cap-and-trade, revoking the offshore oil drilling moratorium, and reigning in the EPA.

 

Fox 26 Interview

In April of 2012, SG Cruz was interviewed by the local Fox 26 affiliate. He was asked about gas prices and notes that the rules of supply and demand are just as applicable to gas and energy as any other industry.

 

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