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Matt Rosendale on Energy & Oil

 

 


Climate changes, but no draconian restrictions on business

Q: Consider climate change a critical issue?

Matt Rosendale (R): No. "The climate does change. The question is how much impact do humans have on it & how much impact can we have on it by dramatically imposing draconian restrictions on our businesses."

Jon Tester (D): Yes. Climate change is real & human activity significantly contributes. "The rest of the world is together on this. We've got an incredible opportunity to create jobs & lead the world in clean technology."

Q: Support government support for renewable energy?

Matt Rosendale (R): No. Renewable power is a "grand idea" but government shouldn't subsidize.

Jon Tester (D): Yes. Supports tax credits, expedited permitting, utility renewable mandates, & carbon capture credits for coal plants.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Montana Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

Develop fossil fuels, don't subsidize green energy

Rosendale supports development of oil, coal, natural gas and other fossil fuels and said they will be a key energy source for years to come. As for renewable power, he said it's a "grand idea" to look at other alternatives, but that the government should not subsidize them.
Source: KPAX-8 Missoula on 2018 Montana Senate race , Jul 31, 2017

Anti-renewable energy, according to PVS survey.

Rosendale opposes the PVS survey question on renewable energy

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Energy and Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 20PVS-18 on Sep 9, 2020

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