Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Boyda does what's right on energy policy, reduces subsidies for Big Oil

As the economy continues to sour, Congress's response to energy policy becomes more and more vital, and Nancy Boyda has been at the forefront of the struggle to response with this massive problem.

In yet another clip of her remarks to at the Kansas Democratic Party State Convention, Boyda asks a simple question: "Do you think that you and I should be subsidizing the big five integrated oil companies?"

Like she says- that shouldn't be a hard question.

Boyda joined a bipartisan majority in late February to pass the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Act, which invested millions of dollars into ending our dependence on foreign oil.

Boyda said, "Renewable energy offers tremendous promise for our state's economy. Kansas has the soil to grow crops to be converted to biofuels, the skies to harvest wind energy, and the research base to nurture new technology. Now all we need is a national commitment to energy independence. That's what today's bill is all about. It should be called the 'Kansas Economic Development Act' – that's how important it is to our businesses and communities."
Nancy Boyda's stand on energy is clear: We've got to break our dependence on foreign oil and other nonrenewable fuels and that we've got invest in alternatives- the greener, the better.

*Note- The timing on the video is a little off, we be uploading a better version ASAP.


Anonymous said...

Dang..that really was a hell of a speech, wasn't it?

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see Congresswoman Boyda come out in favor of industrial hemp. You can use it for food, fuel, fiber, and medicine. It can grow on marginal soil and doesn't need as much pesticide or fertilizer as most plants. There's no logical reason for it to be illegal.

Anonymous said...

the video has been updated, btw


Anonymous said...

Does this legislation reduce the subsidies to large biofuel companies? Are we saving anything or just moving our subsidies around?

Anonymous said...

Well the first paragraph of the article says it makes it easier to sign-up for a credit card.

Which is correct?

Anonymous said...

saved? like added back into the budget? no. the money's being used to research or produce biofuels and other alternatives.

Anonymous said...

so we are continuing to spend .... that must be governments theory on how to end a recession ..... spend your way out of it and print more money

That sounds good but increased debt and putting more money out there just devalues the dollar further

Anonymous said...

...you seem confused. It's not new spending. It's the same spending, just for something else.

i wish the AFP and Club for Growth crowd would figure out spending for good things is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

I wish the tax and spend crowd would learn that tax-payers subsidizing businesses is not just a big oil thing .... and be consistent.

I am opposed to the subsidies for oil companies. I am also opposed to Kansas tax payers subsidizing (by 50 cents per gallon) every gallon of ethanol produced in the state.

Tax payers are subsidizing all of these financial firms who made these high risk loans and risky investments.

It's time for the tax payer to stop subsidizing all these businesses and be allowed to keep it in their pockets to pay for their own needs.

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