Stephanie Murphy on Energy & Oil
Stephanie will oppose any additional oil or gas drilling off our coasts, and she will fight to end taxpayer subsidies for large oil companies while closing unfair loopholes for the fracking industry that allow them to skirt environmental law.
Stephanie will also work to increase investments in alternative and renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar. These investments not only reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but they also help create 21st century "green collar" jobs right here in Florida. That's why Stephanie will help build support in Congress to permanently extend the wind production tax credit and the solar investment tax credit.
The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."
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Special elections in 2017 (Democrats):
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Special elections in 2017 (Republicans):
KS-4:Estes(R; elected April 11)
GA-6:Handel(R; elected June 20)
MT-0:Gianforte(R; elected May 25)
SC-5:Norman(R; elected June 20)
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