SHEA-PORTER’S LACK OF AN ENERGY POLICY WOULD FORCE GRANITE STATERS TO PAY MORE AT THE PUMP
“Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s lack of a clear position of how she would address rising fuel costs might have a lot to do with her abysmal record on energy issues.”
(Manchester – September 8, 2012) Gas prices are on the rise as the New Hampshire average for a gallon of gas is $3.85 and climbing. However, Granite Staters would be hard-pressed to learn what former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter would do to lower costs. And when you look at her record in Congress, her policies would only make gas prices increase.
Frank Guinta has championed an all of the above domestic energy policy (and has voted accordingly) that would lower fuel costs. Yet, whether you look at Carol Shea-Porter website or even an independent analysis from a local newspaper on the Seacoast, the former Congresswoman’s lack of any plan for a national energy policy is striking.
For any glimpse of what Carol Shea-Porter believes with regards to energy, one only has to look to her record. For instance, she has been a strong opponent of both on-shore and off-shore domestic oil exploration and has been vocally opposed to the energy and job creating Keystone XL Pipeline. You can watch video of the former Congresswoman's opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline here, too.
Derek Dufresne, Spokesman for Guinta for Congress released the following statement:
“Middle-class Granite Staters are reaching deeper into their pockets to fill their gas tanks and seniors are beginning to worry about how they will heat their homes as winter quickly approaches.
“New Hampshire voters are certainly concerned about this important issue, but former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has little substance to offer on how she would address it. Her lack of a clear position of how she would deal with rising fuel costs might have a lot to do with her abysmal record on energy issues.”