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Tom Tancredo For President In 2008

Update: No longer in the race for GOP nomination


Environmental issues (more specifically, climate change) have a real presence in the upcoming presidential election. According to a survey conducted by the Sacred Heart University Polling Institute, 93.1% of respondents said they would be more likely to support a candidate whose platform includes a plan to improve the environment. But where do each of the candidates stand? Because, let's face it...some will be champions for the environment. And others will not be.


Tom Tancredo (R)


Summary: Not convinced human activity has contributed to global warming or that warming is anything more than cyclical. "Certainly, we should pay attention to these changes and study them — but we should refrain from imposing a litany of state, federal and international restrictions." (International Herald Tribune, 11 March 2007) Believes immigration is to blame.


The Candidate Says: "I have no doubt that global warming exists. I just question the cause and what we can do to ameliorate it. But I wonder why the Sierra Club isn't going crazy about the environmental aspects of massive immigration into the U.S. The fact is, Americans consume more energy than anyone else, so if a person moves here from another country, they automatically become bigger polluters." (10 Questions for Tom Tancredo in Time Magazine, 31 May 2007) "The whole issue of global warming, for every single scientist that tells you it's happening and that it's our fault -- and they'll stack up to here in this reports -- I can stack up another group of reports that say just the opposite. I don't believe that -- well, I'll tell you this, I don't know whether or not we are responsible, we the human race, are responsible for global warming." (Republican Debate, 15 May 2007)


If Elected, The Candidate Would...:

  • Support oil drilling and exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • Support offshore drilling for oil
  • Support continued use of coal
  • Support development of nuclear power


In The Past:

  • Voted no on an amendment to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which would have raised car fuel standards to 33 mpg by 2015
  • Voted no on an amendment to the Energy Policy Act of 2003, which would have eliminated the authorization for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge


Current Status:

  • Announced on December 20 that he was dropping out of race


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