Candidate Positions on Energy policy
The following positions reflect those used for each candidate in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidates; public statements, Web sites, and responses to Minnesota Public Radio questionnaires. In some cases, candidiates have failed to respond to inquiries, and their position is noted as "No known opinion."
Question: What is your plan for meeting future energy needs?
Michele M. Bachmann
ANSWER OPTION: Congress must open up domestic supplies of energy to exploration to reduce the pain at the pump.
From reserves in the West to ANWR to the outer-continental shelf, the U.S. has untapped resources that can increase energy supply and reduce prices.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Bachmann campaign
ANSWER OPTION: We need to move forward on many fronts to help America become energy independent, including responsible domestic exploration, increasing fuel efficiency standards, creating tax incentives for renewable energy, and encouraging conservation. We also need to invest in our country's infrastructure to conserve energy, create jobs and fuel the economy.