Scott Walker on Energy & Oil
Republican Wisconsin Governor
Climate change action reduces manufacturing jobs
This is an issue where, we're talking about my state, thousands of manufacturing jobs [are at risk].
Thousands of manufacturing jobs for a rule the Obama administration's own EPA has said will have a marginal impact on climate change.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary debate on CNN
, Sep 16, 2015
Lawsuit against new energy regulations: save jobs & rates
Top-down regulations and mandates from the federal government get in the way of innovation and growth in Wisconsin and states like ours. Therefore, I am working with our new Attorney General to prepare a lawsuit challenging the newly
proposed federal energy regulations. These proposals could have a devastating impact on Wisconsin because we are so heavily dependent on manufacturing.
According to recent reports, we could lose tens of thousands of jobs in our region, and ratepayers could see an increase of up to 29 percent. We will fight to protect Wisconsin's hard-working families.
Instead of fighting with states like Wisconsin, the federal government should work with us to find reasonable alternatives. We can be both environmentally and economically sustainable.
Source: State of the State address to 2015 Wisconsin Legislature
, Jan 13, 2015
Supports using traditional energy sources
It's inexcusable that at the same time high taxes are driving jobs and people from our state, Governor Doyle and Mayor
Barrett are championing global warming legislation that would mandate billions of dollars in new spending to produce the exact same energy we use today. Wisconsin families will pay a steep price for these costly new regulations in higher utility bills.
Source: 2010 gubernatorial press release, "Global Warming"
, Apr 20, 2010
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP.
Walker signed the No Climate Tax Pledge
No Climate Tax Pledge: "I pledge to the taxpayers of my state, and to the American people, that I will oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue."
Sponsoring organizations: Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEU); National Taxpayers Union (NTU); Institute for Liberty Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual's right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans.
Source: AFP website 10-AFP on Nov 2, 2010
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