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Policy Positions >> Energy & Environment

Bernie Sanders on Energy & Environment

  • Scientists say "12 years before damage is irreversible". (Jun 2019)
  • Not enough to beat Trump; must beat fossil fuel industry. (May 2019)
  • Co-sponsor of Green New Deal. (Apr 2019)
  • End fossil fuel; move toward wind and solar. (Apr 2019)
  • Keep US in Paris Climate Agreement & increase targets. (Apr 2019)
  • Perfect score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
  • Transform our energy system away from fossil fuel. (Feb 2019)
  • We have 12 years to transform to sustainable energy. (Feb 2019)
  • No more debate on climate change; it's here & costs $100Bs. (Nov 2018)
  • Climate change is issue for entire international community. (Sep 2017)
  • Rising oceans creating world's first "climate refugees". (Aug 2017)
  • 2015 & 2016 were hottest years on record: debate is over. (Nov 2016)
  • Cut carbon 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. (Nov 2016)
  • Cut carbon�40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. (Nov 2016)
  • Cut carbonÿ40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. (Nov 2016)
  • Inexpensive Venezuelan oil donated to low-income Vermonters. (Nov 2016)
  • Job training for transition to green energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Massive and sustained investment in sustainable energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Pushed energy efficiency block grants. (Nov 2016)
  • Tax carbon, methane, and other greenhouse gases. (Jul 2016)
  • End fracking in the US. (Mar 2016)
  • I oppose fracking; anyone who says it is safe is wrong. (Mar 2016)
  • Need revolution to move away from coal and oil. (Mar 2016)
  • Climate change partly causes rise of terrorist groups. (Nov 2015)
  • Address climate change so we can leave planet to our kids. (Oct 2015)
  • Climate change is a moral issue: tax on carbon. (Oct 2015)
  • Opposed Keystone Pipeline from day one. (Oct 2015)
  • Combat climate skeptics with overwhelming evidence. (Sep 2015)
  • Keystone pipeline transports the dirtiest fossil fuel. (Sep 2015)
  • Charge companies for carbon emissions; then fund renewables. (Apr 2015)
  • Transform to sustainable system & away from fossil fuels. (Mar 2015)
  • Weatherize millions of homes and buildings. (Jan 2015)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Gas tax increases are regressive. (Jun 1997)
  • Gas tax increases are regressive. (Jun 1997) Voting Record