Sarah Palin on energy isses? This is one of the most
important issues currently facing our nation, due to our overdependence
on foreign sources of oil. Read these comments and quotes from Sarah
Palin on energy.
quotes from Sarah Palin on energy below
America's largest private sector project - "I fought to
bring about the largest private-sector infrastructure
project in North American history. And when that deal was struck, we
began a nearly $40 billion natural gas pipeline to help lead America to
That pipeline, when the last section is laid and its valves are opened,
will lead America one step farther away from dependence on dangerous
foreign powers that do not have our interests at heart. - Acceptance Speech at 2008
Republican National Convention
- September 3, 2008
must produce more of its own energy - "The stakes for our
nation could not be higher. When a hurricane strikes
in the Gulf of Mexico, this country should not be so dependent on
imported oil that we are forced to draw from our Strategic Petroleum
Reserve. And families cannot throw away more an
more of their paychecks on gas and heating oil.
With Russia wanting
to control a vital pipeline in the Caucasus, and to divide and
intimidate our European allies by using energy as a weapon, we cannot
leave ourselves at the mercy of foreign suppliers.
To confront the threat that Iran might seek to
off nearly a
fifth of world energy supplies... or that terrorists might strike
again at the Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia... or that Venezuela
might shut off its oil deliveries... we
Americans need to produce more of our own oil and gas.
And take it from a gal who knows the North
of Alaska: We've got lots of both." - Speech
at 2008 Republican National Convention -
September 3, 2008
Returning Alaska oil revenues
to the people -
I'm pleased to report to Alaskans that in early August,
our Alaska Legislature agreed to approve a one-time resource rebate
that returns part of our resource wealth to Alaskans --the owners in
common of these resources. The rebate will be a direct
payment of $1,200 to each Alaskan eligible for the 2008 Permanent Fund
Dividend. - Alaska
Governor's Office: August 2008 Newsletter
- August 20, 2008
pipelines, nuclear energy, coal, alternative - "Our
opponents say, again and again, that drilling will
not solve all of America's energy problems--as if we all didn't know
that already. But the fact that drilling won't solve every problem is
no excuse to do nothing at all.
January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we're going to lay more
pipelines... build more nuclear plants... create jobs with clean
coal... and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal and other
sources." - Acceptance
Speech at 2008 Republican National Convention
- September 3, 2008
Sarah Palin on energy
offshore and in ANWR -
Question: The Congress is going to take their
without a vote on rolling back the moratorium on drilling on shore and
off shore. Nothing on ANWR, nothing on shale, nothing on the Outer
Continental Shelf. What's your reaction to this?
Answer: Well, it's pretty pathetic, that
Appreciate the president's call to lift the moratorium. Appreciate the
president's call to drill in ANWR, to do all those things for American
production opportunities. - CNBC's
"Kudlow & Company" Interview
- July 31, 2008
in ANWR -
Question: When we talked about a month ago,
you told me you were
going to persuade Senator McCain to drill in ANWR. Now actually,
McCain's come a long way on drilling Outer Continental Shelf. Have you
yet talked him in to ANWR?
I have not talked him in to
ANWR yet. But yeah, he has evolved into being open enough to say yes to
that offshore. Obama certainly hasn't gone there. We certainly need
this. We need it for American security, & for energy
independence. - CNBC's
"Kudlow & Company" Interview
July 31, 2008
in ANWR -
Question: The governor of Alaska sent a
letter to Senate Leader
Harry Reid with a very clear demand--drill in ANWR now. Governor Sarah
Palin is on the phone right now. Governor, I'm curious how you were
received today, when so many of your constituents,
I would assume, want to protect the land, not drill. How did it go
I'll correct you there with all due respect--the people of Alaska
understand that Alaska has so much to contribute in terms of energy
sources to the rest of the US.
Folks up here want ANWR to be unlocked by the federal government so
that we can drill. We've got a tremendous amount of resource up here,
and we're ready, willing and able to contribute. I think Washington
doesn't understand that we're at a real critical
crossroads: We are either going to become more and more dependent on
foreign sources of energy, or we're going to be able to secure our
nation and drill domestically for safe, stable, clean supplies of
energy that we have here. We have them in Alaska. - Fox News Channel "Your World"
with Neil Cavuto
- June 27, 2008
Independence - "What the GOP has got to do, on a real
practical level, between now and
the election, is to convince Americans that it is our energy policy
that is best for our nation and the
nation's future, that if we are to become energy independent and if we
are to become a more secure nation then we had better start supplying
our very, very hungry markets across the nation with American supplies
The GOP agenda to ramp up domestic supplies of energy is the only way
that we are going to become energy independent, the only way that we
are going to become a more secure nation.
the GOP agenda is the right agenda in that respect, but the
GOP is going to have to prove to Americans in following weeks that we
can safely, responsibly and ethically develop these resources. That, of
course, has been a problem for the GOP." - Q&A with Time Magazine's
Jay Newton Small
- August 14, 2008
Sarah Palin on energy
profits tax prevents reinvestment - Palin [supported
Obama's energy proposal but] questioned
the means to pay for Obama's proposed rebate--a windfall profits tax on
oil companies. In Alaska, the state's resource valuation system, ACES,
provides strong incentives for companies to re-invest
their profits in new production.
"Windfall profits taxes alone
prevent additional investment in domestic production. Without new
supplies from American reserves, our dependency and addiction to
foreign sources of oil will continue," Palin said." - Alaska Governor's Office: press
release, "Obama Energy Plan" - August 4, 2008
domestic energy source - "
Gov. Palin yesterday sent a letter to Senators and the
Bush Administration advocating defeat of a bill that would prohibit oil
and natural gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
legislation, sponsored by Sen. Joe Leiberman (I-CT),
aims to designate ANWR as wilderness. Palin criticized the bill as it
would effectively ban oil and gas exploration in the most promising
unexplored regions in North America--the coastal plain of ANWR. In the
letter, Gov. Palin states that national energy
policy must include a variety of resources:
"I don't see
national energy policy as an either/or proposition," said Gov. Palin.
"Rather, we need to develop secure domestic sources of conventional
energy, such as oil & natural gas, while also researching
and developing alternative and renewable energy."
reminded senators that opening ANWR to oil and gas exploration would
reduce US dependence on foreign sources of oil, increase federal
revenues and create hundreds of thousands of jobs." - Letter to members of the U.S.
Senate & President Bush
- November 10, 2007
development - "We urge you to allocate the maximum
feasible level of
funding for the programs in Title IX in the 2007 Farm Bill. If the
nation is to pursue energy independence, we must look beyond
traditional biofuels production. Governors urge Congress to include a
strong energy title as part of the Farm Bill that provides technical
and financial assistance to expand the use of farm and forest biomass
for renewable energy production.
production of renewable biomass energy benefits the national economy,
promotes national and regional energy security and stimulates the rural
economy through the creation of high quality jobs. Encouraging such
production will require increased federal investment in programs that
support cellulosic biofuels research,
increased biodiesel production and use, increases in wind and solar
energy and energy from animal wastes, improvements in energy
efficiency, bio-based product development, effective carbon storage,
and other renewable technologies." - Letter from two governors to
Senate Committee on Agriculture
- October 30, 2007
Question: What is your take on global warming
and how is it affecting our country?
A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state,
because of our location. I'm not one though who would attribute it to
being man-made. - Q&A
with Newsmax.com - August 29, 2008
Sarah Palin on energy
Alaska's natural gas energy - "Governor Sarah Palin today
signed Administrative Order
242, directing the state Department of Natural Resources and the
Department of Revenue to work cooperatively with any organization or
entity committed to commercializing Alaska's North
Slope natural gas.
"This solidifies our commitment to
an LNG project that is a product of market interest," Governor Palin
said. "By committing both project capital and natural gas resources to
a pipeline that would transport
North Slope natural gas to tidewater, an LNG project can remain an
integral element of the state's effort to deliver Alaska's gas to
market." - Alaska
Governor's Office: press release, "Admin. Order 242"
- August 20, 2008
in ANWR - "
Gov. Sarah Palin released the following statement after
Pres. Bush renewed his call to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
for oil exploration in the face of surging gasoline prices: "Pres. Bush
is right. Across the nation, communities are feeling
the pinch of high energy costs. It is absurd that we are borrowing from
one foreign country to buy oil from another. It is a threat to our
national security and economic well-being. It is well past time for
America to develop our own supplies." - Alaska Governor's Office: Press
release 8-068, "ANWR"
- April 29, 2008
Alaskan energy resources - "
We need a comprehensive approach to long-term energy
plans, not just fiscal "shots-in-the-arm." I'm appointing an Energy
Coordinator, to activate a statewide Energy Plan. We'll use earnings
from a $250 million "Renewable Energy Fund" for alternative
projects, like hydro, wind, geothermal, and biomass. These projects
cannot even flirt with snake-oil science--they will be real, doable,
and economic. Alaska's plan can lead America toward energy security and
a cleaner, safer world." - State
of the State Address to the 25th Alaska Legislature - January
gas pipeline - "Governor Palin submitted the Alaska
Act (AGIA) to the Legislature on her 89th day in office. The
legislation will act as a vehicle to get a natural gas pipeline built
and bring the state's substantial gas reserves to market.
The AGIA offers a number of inducements for those who hold gas leases
and for those who want to build the line. In return, the state will
provide a matching capital contribution and insist on the state's
must-haves: project benchmarks, gas for
Alaskans, expansion capabilities, and jobs for Alaskans. The state is
committed to ensuring that Alaskans will be trained and ready to build
the gasline. Governor Palin recently traveled to
Washington D.C., where she received encouragement for the AGIA from
Alaska's Congressional Delegation, FERC officials and members of the
Bush Administration." - Alaska
Governor's Office: press release, "100th Day"
- March 13, 2007
Valdez spill - "Gov. Palin today encouraged Exxon Mobil to
pay the $507
million in punitive damages plus interest awarded by the US Supreme
Court to 32,000 plaintiffs in the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill lawsuit.
"These people have suffered long enough,"
Gov. Palin said. "While Exxon may have the ability to delay payments, I
strongly encourage them to bring this sad chapter in our history to a
It is time to end the misery so everyone can move on."
is hopeful plaintiffs will receive payments this fall. So far, though,
Exxon has not indicated whether it will cut checks to plaintiffs right
away, or seek further reductions in the award as the case goes back to
the lower courts." - Alaska
Governor's Office: Press release 08-106, "Exxon"
- July 1, 2008