Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ovide Lamontagne on climate change, energy policy

The 2012 New Hampshire Governor’s race got off to an early start this week, with Republican Ovide Lamontagne announcing that he will seek to replace the retiring John Lynch in next year’s election. Where does Lamontagne stand on energy and climate change?

It turns out Ovide Lamontagne answered that very question during his 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate, in response to a questionnaire circulated by the Raymond Area Tea Party:

What is your solution to the energy crisis?
Our energy crisis is also a national security crisis, in that we depend far too much on foreign sources of oil. We need to fully develop and explore all of our domestic energyresources including coal, natural gas and nuclear energy. I also support drilling in ANWR, and believe we need to increase our oil refining capacity.
Do you believe it is the responsibility of the federal government to stop global warming?
No, I have signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge and will oppose any legislation regarding climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.

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