"We need a broad spectrum of energy development, including wind, geothermal, solar, nuclear, ethanol, coal, biodiesel, increased domestic oil and gas production, as well as further development of the oil sands in Canada and the shale resources of the Rocky Mountain area."
Duncan Hunter, October 2007, on washingtonpost.com
Duncan Hunter hasn't made energy or global warming central parts of his campaign.
He has not received notable endorsements from environmental organizations in the past.
During his time holding national office, Hunter has a 9 lifetime score on the League of Conservation Voters Scorecard. The Scorecard rates national office holders on a scale of 0 to 100 based on their votes on environmental issues on which LCV has taken a position. Between 2001 and 2006, he twice scored zero and never scored higher than 38. On a similar scorecard for Republican members of Congress by the Republicans for Environmental Protection, Hunter averaged a 4 out of 100 in 2005 and 2006.
The 2008 Hunter campaign has taken $1,900 from the oil and gas industry, ranking him 8th among eight Republicans and 14th overall among the 15 candidates that have taken money from the industry, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Duncan Hunter's Energy and Environmental Platform at a Glance
Duncan Hunter hasn't discussed his positions on environmental or energy issues much, beyond saying that moving toward energy independence will benefit the climate and answering isolated questions during debates and interviews.
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