Ron Paul supporters are his greatest campaign asset. They have taken to the internet to publicize his run and his views. After completing the 2008 Presidential Candidate environmental policy post, I got a complaint from a Ron Paul supporter because I failed to include Paul in my posting. I did so because I was trying to highlight the candidates currently leading in the polls. But because of the complaint, I will now post Ron Paul's environmental platform.
As an aside, the comment left by the supporter said something like, "What kind of idiot doesn't list Ron Paul???" I'm happy to admit when I've overlooked important information in my blog, but please have some class.
- Congressman Dr. Ron Paul: Click HERE for full information -
- Unfortunately, Ron Paul's campaign website doesn't feature a specific issue area or ANY information about his environmental policies or beliefs. The only place where I have been able to find out anything about his views on the environment was OnTheIssues.org where his voting history on the environment and energy are posted. I have pasted the record below.
- Voted NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
- Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
- Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
- Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
- 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 NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
- Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
- Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
- Repeal the gas tax. (May 2001)
- Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
- Voted YES on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
- Voted NO on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
- Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)