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  • Jonathan Clemens
    HREG, Please read on for information on Bush s nominee for Energy Secretary. I will hold off on comments... Jonathan ... From: Dan Becker
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2001
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      HREG,

      Please read on for information on Bush's nominee for Energy Secretary.

      I will hold off on comments...

      Jonathan

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Dan Becker" <Dan.Becker@...>
      To: <CONS-SPST-ENERGY-FORUM@...>
      Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 5:29 PM
      Subject: Re: New Energy Secretary Abraham


      > Rich and Friends,
      > "Incredible" but true! Abraham evidently cosponsored a bill to abolish
      > DOE. Be careful what you wish for.... Here's what we've said about
      > Abraham today and some key votes.
      >
      > Sierra Club Voices Concern over the choice of Secretary-Designate Spencer
      > Abraham
      >
      > Sierra Club is concerned over the nomination of Spencer Abraham to Energy
      > Secretary. During his Senate career, Spencer Abraham consistently voted to
      > freeze progress on improving fuel efficiency in cars and light trucks and
      > curbing global warming pollution.
      >
      > Dan Becker, Director of Sierra Club's Global Warming and Energy Program,
      > said: "President Elect Bush is naming a Senator who led the fight for more
      > gas guzzling SUVs to go find the oil to keep them running. And a key
      > reason Sen. Abraham was rejected by his voters was his abysmal record on
      > clean air and water."
      >
      > Below is some information on Abraham's record on energy and global warming
      > issues in the Senate:
      >
      > 106th Congress
      > -Fuel Efficiency Standards
      > Voted against a non-binding resolution expressing the sense of the Senate
      > that the freeze on CAFE standards should end. resolution was defearted ,
      > September 15, 1999.
      > -Funding Renewable Energy
      > Voted to prevent an amendment that would have added $62 million to the
      > Energy Department's solar and renewable
      > energy programs from being considered by the full Senate. June 16, 1999.
      > -Oil Royalties
      > Voted to delay reforms to the system of royalties oil companies pay for
      > drilling public lands. Voted to invoke cloture September 23, 1999; voted
      > for final passag.
      >
      > 105th Congress
      > -Nevada Nuclear Waste Dump
      > Voted for cloture on H.R. 1270 in the Senate, which would have cleared the
      > way for a vote on the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997 to establish an
      > above-ground "interim" nuclear waste dump near Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
      > The bill would set aside environmental laws, weaken allowable radiation
      > exposure standards, and force dangerous radioactive waste onto the
      nation's
      > roads and rails. (Cloture vote on H.R. 1270, June 2, 1998)
      >
      > 104th Congress
      > -Subzidizing Nuclear Power
      > Voted to kill a budget amendment to cut $40 million from funding for the
      > DoE's Advanced Light Water Reactor: this subsidized large corporations
      > involved with the construction and export of reactors overseas, increasing
      > the threat of nuclear weapons proliferation (Amdnt. to S. 1959, July 30,
      > 1996)
      > -Nuclear Waste Storage
      > Voted for S. 1936, the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1996, to establish an
      > above-ground "interim" nuclear waste dump near Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
      > President Clinton promised to veto the bill. (S. 1936, July 31, 1996.)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Rich Ferguson <Rich@...>
      > Sent by: Energy Forum To:
      > <CONS-SPST-ENERGY-FORUM@...
      CONS-SPST-ENERGY-FORUM@...
      > ACLUB.ORG> cc:
      > Subject:
      New Energy Secretary Abraham
      >
      > 01/02/2001 06:00 PM
      > Please respond to Energy Forum
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > What do we know about Spencer Abraham, W's nominee for Secretary of
      Energy?
      > Former Senator from Michigan .... what else?
      > Claims W and Cheney provide "incredible" energy expertise -- is this an
      > omen?
      >
      > Happy new year everyone,
      > Rich
      >
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