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Michael Franken on Energy & Oil

 

 


The fate of our planet should not be a partisan issue

With a highly decorated background in science, Admiral Franken is serious about tackling climate change and will implement the necessary measures to reduce greenhouse gas emission and our overall carbon footprint. This is a global threat that we can no longer ignore. He will work across the aisle because the fate of our planet should not be a partisan issue. Iowa can be a leader in combating climate change.
Source: 2022 IA Senate campaign website FrankenForIowa.com , Jun 9, 2022

Addressing climate change is a national security imperative

The climate crisis is the greatest existential threat of our time. Mike will introduce carbon pricing legislation to curb dangerous emissions. He will further mandate that revenue raised is invested in green technology. It is imperative that America rejoin the Paris Agreement. To help stave off tumultuous weather changes, the U.S. needs to tax carbon, implement ethanol efficiency standards, and focus on sustainable food production. Taking this a step further, addressing climate change is a national security imperative.

Mike also knows that the ethanol industry needs better tools to beat big oil. President Trump uses the small refinery exemption to prop up big oil. Mike wants to introduce legislation to stop that.

Farmers need the tools to beat climate change and benefit from it. He supports establishing federal grants for environmental stewardship and regenerative agriculture. This includes increasing research and development for carbon sequestration technologies.

Source: 2020 Iowa Senate campaign website FrankenForIowa.org , May 27, 2020

Expand public transportation & electric charging stations

To ensure that public transportation is accessible to all, Mike plans to expand high speed rail, invest in electric buses, and build charging stations across state roads and interstates to lower the costs of electric cars. This way, America's productivity can increase while we lower our carbon footprint.
Source: 2020 Iowa Senate campaign website FrankenForIowa.org , May 27, 2020

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