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Kweisi Mfume on Energy & Oil

Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative

 


Federal government must enforce environmental laws

The federal government must reaffirm its commitment to enforcing existing environmental laws. The work includes ensuring federal agencies are properly staffed with personnel who can carry out their duties without political influence or duress. America must take bold steps to avert the catastrophic effects of climate change. Establishing benchmarks and regularly measuring our progress in the fight against greenhouse gas emissions and ozone depletion should be a way of life across the globe.
Source: Baltimore Sun on 2020 MD-7 House incumbent , May 18, 2020

Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy.

Mfume voted YEA Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act

Congressional Summary:This bill requires the Department of Energy to award grants to assist rural electric cooperatives with identifying, evaluating, and designing energy storage and microgrid projects that rely on renewable energy. (A microgrid is a group of interconnected energy resources that acts as a single controllable entity and that can disconnect from the grid to operate in island mode.)

SciPol statement in support: HR4447 would establish a microgrid grant and technical assistance program for rural electric cooperatives. Rural electric cooperatives are non-profit consumer-owned electric cooperatives that came into being in the 1930s to serve the needs of rural areas otherwise ignored by investor-owned (for-profit) utilities. Most rural electric power is still provided by rural electric co-ops.

Trump's Statement of Administration Policy (against): HR 4447 would implement a top-down approach that undermines the Administration's deregulatory agenda. HR 4447 would lead to higher energy costs and discourage innovation. It would create a "green bank" that would subsidize projects similar to wellknown failures like Solyndra. Finally, HR 4447 would interfere with our own energy destiny free from the reins of the Paris Climate Accord and international organizations that ignore the clear lessons that have led to American energy independence.

Common Dreams (against): Over 100 groups--including major environmental, climate and progressive organizations--oppose HR 4447. The heaviest burdens of the climate crisis fall on low-income communities and communities of color. "We applaud the environmental justice measures in this bill, but cannot support legislation that extends our country's reliance upon fossil fuels," said the Executive Director of the Progressive Democrats of America.

Legislative outcome: Passed House 220-185-24, Roll #206 on Sep. 24, 2020.

Source: Congressional vote 20-HR4447 on Sep 20, 2019

Pro-renewable energy, according to PVS survey.

Mfume supports the PVS survey question on renewable energy

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Energy and Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 20PVS-18 on Sep 9, 2020

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