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Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan Pledge to Put Oil Above All

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An analysis of the Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan “energy” plan from the League of Conservation Voters:

  • Number of Pages: 21 
  • Number of Words: 10,272
  • Mentions of Oil: 154
  • Mentions of Wind: 10 (5 of them Negatively) 
  • Mentions of Solar: 14 (4 of them Negatively) 
  • Mentions of Wind Energy Production Tax Credit: 0
  • Mentions of Climate Change:
  • Mentions of Romney’s Plan to Continue Oil Subsidies:  
  • Mentions of Oil & Gas Interests Donating More Than $2,600,000 to His Campaigns: 0
  • Mentions of Koch Brothers Pledging to Spend $200,000,000+ to Elect Him: 0

Check out a more detailed analysis of the Romney-Ryan oil-above-all plan from the Center for American Progress.

  • 350.org Action Fund Executive Director May Boeve on Mitt Romney’s Energy Policy:

    “Gov. Romney’s plan looks especially craven given what the country is experiencing as a result of a changing climate.”

    New York — Republican candidate for President Mitt Romney today unveiled his energy policy at an event in Hobbs, New Mexico. 350.org Action Fund Executive Director May Boeve had the following response:

    “It’s hard to believe, but Gov. Romney’s positions on energy are even worse than those of George W. Bush, who was at least willing to firmly link climate change to human activity. Romney refuses to mention the words ‘climate change,’ while giving the fossil fuel industry nearly everything on its wishlist.

    “Gov. Romney’s plan looks especially craven given what the country is experiencing as a result of a changing climate. With more than half the country in drought and huge areas of the West still recovering from historic wildfires, Gov. Romney’s ‘more carbon, more climate change’ energy plan adds insult to injury.

    “What Gov. Romney presented today should be seen as an affront by every American now experiencing what global warming has in store for us if strong action isn’t taken. However it comes as no surprise given that his campaign has directly received more than $1 million from the oil and gas industry.”

  • STATEMENT: Romney’s Plan Wouldn’t Increase Our Nation’s Energy Independence

    “So much for that substantive debate that Mitt Romney promised. His energy speech today was devoid of any policy specifics or concrete steps that would realistically increase our nation’s energy independence. If anything, Romney’s policies would take us backward. He wants to keep giving billions of dollars in tax subsidies to the big oil and gas companies and recklessly open new areas for drilling, but turn our back on increasing energy efficiency and developing our clean, homegrown energy sources. That’s not a recipe for energy independence- it would only ensure that big oil’s profits continue to increase while we cede our clean energy sector, which is supporting jobs in states like Michigan, Ohio, and Iowa, to China.”-Lis Smith, campaign spokeswoman