State of Connecticut secondary Archives: on Energy & Oil

Danny Drew: Enacted sustainable, green energy policies

After his 2011 election, Dan ended years of costly lawsuits and improved the school system. He focused on reforming Middletown's Police Department. He enacted sustainable, green energy policies, focused on restoring Middletown's waterfront, and has invested millions in their public parks.
Source: 2018 Connecticut Gubernatorial campaign website Mar 11, 2017

August Wolf: Support domestic exploration for clean coal, oil, and gas

We need to support domestic exploration for clean coal, oil, and natural gas. America has enough natural resources to fuel our needs for decades--even centuries--to come. Those efforts will result in lower gasoline and electricity costs for consumers. And when we rely on our own resources, we can tell Russia and Middle Eastern antagonist countries that we don't need their oil or gas. We also must stop making decisions that would never be made in the business world--like selling our strategic reserves at the bottom of the market, when prices are lowest. The market is working well to provide other energy alternatives such as hydro, wind and solar. We need to end corporate welfare.
Source: 2016 Connecticut Senate campaign website Apr 1, 2016

Tom Foley: No gas tax increase to pay for rail transport

Foley criticized [primary opponent John] McKinney for voting in 2005 to raise the gross receipts tax on petroleum, which was part of a bipartisan bill that financed nearly $1 billion in transportation infrastructure, including new rail cars for Metro-North and a new railroad repair yard.

"It was a historic investment in our transportation infrastructure," McKinney said. "And for someone from Fairfield County like Tom to be opposed to new rail cars, fixing a rail line, improving mass transportation, fixing bridges--after even President Obama has condemned the Malloy administration's practices on our roads and bridges--it is shocking to me."

Foley ignored the gibe about transportation and repeated his criticism of McKinney for supporting higher gasoline taxes--too much of which was spent for goods and services other than transportation. He said the deal was the approach of an insider, the word he uses brand McKinney and Malloy as two of a kind.

Source: Connecticut Mirror on 2014 Connecticut gubernatorial debate Jul 17, 2014

Dan Malloy: Moving Canadian oil thru the US is not best for the economy

The president met with more than 40 of the nation's governors at the NGA's weekend conclave; Bobby Jindal (R, LA) said, "The Obama economy is now the minimum wage economy. I think we can do better than that, I think America can do better than that," suggesting that the president approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, rein in regulations and expand drilling on federal lands to boost economic growth.

Gov. Dannel Malloy (D, CT) chimed in to clarify--and to chastise a bit. "Until a few moments ago we were going down a pretty cooperative road," he said to some nervous laughs from some in the crowd. "So let me just say that we don't all agree that moving Canadian oil through the United States is necessarily the best thing for the United States economy."

Many of those who attended the NGA conference, Malloy added, support raising the minimum wage and other priorities that Obama laid out.

Source: weblog on 2014 Connecticut gubernatorial race Feb 24, 2014

Dan Malloy: Leverage private capital to deliver renewable energy

Leverage private capital to deliver renewable energy When it came to energy, our state had been a national leader for years, in the worst possible way. We had the highest electric rates in the continental US--rates that were squeezing the budgets of families and businesses.

We realized that our Leverage private capital to deliver renewable energy renewable energy at a price lower than almost anywhere else in the United States.

Today, we've seen electric rates drop in Connecticut by 12% across the board.

We can't stop now. Our comprehensive energy strategy shows us the path forward.

Source: 2013 Connecticut State of the State address Jan 9, 2013

Joseph Lieberman: Cheney energy bill was imperfect but good for CT

LAMONT: Sen. Lieberman’s support of the Dick Cheney “no lobbyist left behind” energy bill was a mistake.

LIEBERMAN : There you go again. You’ve been spending your money on commercials to criticize me for voting for that energy bill. Look, very rarely do you get a perfect bill. The tax credits for the energy industry in that big energy bill last year were bad. I said so. I am co-sponsoring legislation to try and repeal them. They were wrong. But I’ll tell you why I voted for the bill. But there were other parts of it that will save Connecticut electricity customers $800 million. Would you have voted against that? The other thing that it did is had the most substantial incentives for clean fuel, alternative fuel and fuel cells, which can create thousands of new jobs in the fuel cell industry in Connecticut, and I hope you would not have voted against that. But most of all, we’ve got to get energy independent.

Source: 2006 Connecticut Democratic Senate Primary debate Jul 6, 2006

Ned Lamont: Cheney energy bill keeps us dependent on foreign oil

After 9/11, our country would have done just about anything our government asked us to do, and there was nothing more important than energy conservation to free us from this dependence upon foreign oil. Instead, V.P. Cheney invited 50 of his favorite lobbyists behind closed doors and passed the energy bill nicknamed “no lobbyist left behind.” It was a bad bill. It was loaded with tax subsidies for big oil and did little for conservation and freeing us from a horrible dependence upon Middle East oil. Since that bill has passed, look at what’s happened to the price of gasoline.

Look what Jimmy Carter did 20 years ago. We doubled the fuel mileage standards of our automobiles. We greatly increased the fuel efficiency of our appliances, and the price of gasoline went down for the next 20 years. We got a little fat and happy and we started driving SUV’s again. But now is the time to deal with conservation in a serious way. And Sen. Lieberman’s support of the Dick Cheney energy bill was a mistake.

Source: 2006 Connecticut Democratic Senate Primary debate Jul 6, 2006

  • The above quotations are from State of Connecticut Politicians: secondary Archives.
  • Click here for definitions & background information on Energy & Oil.
  • Click here for other issues (main summary page).
2016 Presidential contenders on Energy & Oil:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
Please consider a donation to!
Click for details -- or send donations to:
1770 Mass Ave. #630, Cambridge MA 02140
(We rely on your support!)

Page last updated: Feb 12, 2018