NH GOP - In Her Own Words Shaheen Opposes Efforts to Increase Domestic Energy Production

Candidate Has Been Consistent Critic Of Sensible Attempts To Boost Production At Home

CONCORD – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Fergus Cullen released the following statement today on Jeanne Shaheen’s opposition to reasonable attempts to increase domestic energy production. Shaheen has consistently rejected efforts to drill in ANWR and expand offshore energy exploration:

 

“By her own admission Jeanne Shaheen opposes reasonable efforts to increase domestic energy production and expand sensible offshore drilling. I don’t know how she could have stated her opposition more clearly when she said: ‘More drilling is the answer the oil companies are looking for, not the answer New Hampshire families are looking for.’”

 

“In reality, New Hampshire families want increased offshore exploration, more domestic sources of energy, and commonsense policies that will reduce energy prices. The only thing Jeanne Shaheen has been able to offer in response to this energy crisis is more empty rhetoric, tired, obsolete proposals copied from partisan talking points, and more failed leadership on another important issue.”

 

Jeanne Shaheen Has Consistently Opposed Sensible Energy Exploration:

 

Shaheen: "Drilling in ANWR and in the waters off our coasts will damage some of our nation's most delicate natural environments, while the volume of oil it will produce will amount to a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of oil that we import into this country everyday," Shaheen said. "More drilling is the answer the oil companies are looking for, not the answer New Hampshire families are looking for." (Shaheen Campaign Press Release, John Sununu Votes To Continue Bush-Cheney Energy Policy, Open Up ANWR, Atlantic Costal Waters To Drilling, 5/13/08)

 

Shaheen: "Instead of more drilling, we should stop giving the oil companies $13 billion dollars in tax breaks(Shaheen Campaign Press Release, John Sununu Votes To Continue Bush-Cheney Energy Policy, Open Up ANWR, Atlantic Costal Waters To Drilling, 5/13/08)

 

Concord Monitor: “On the supply side, Sununu cited drilling in the Alaskan wildlife preserve, which he billed as the second-largest domestic oil find in four decades, as an important step…Shaheen said the environmental costs of drilling in the refuge are too high for returns…” (Laurie Dorgan, Shaheen, Sununu Differ On Gas Prices,5/23/08)

 

Nashua Telegraph: “Sununu has voted to drill for oil in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge and lift the ban on offshore drilling. Shaheen opposes both.” (Kevin Landrigan, Sununu Faults Shaheen Energy Plans, Nashua Telegraph, 6/26/2008)