In this blog post, we examine the policies and positions of Representative Ted Budd, Republican candidate for the US Senate in North Carolina. Also in this series, we profile Cheri Beasley, the Democratic candidate for the US Senate.
Brady Watson | September 29, 2022
| Climate change, Elections, Energy policy, North Carolina
This post is part of a series examining the position of 2,022 candidates for public office in the South East on key energy and climate issues. Note: The Southern Clean Energy Alliance does not endorse or oppose any political candidates or parties. Links to reports, candidate websites and external sources are provided as citizen education tools.
In this blog post, we examine the policies and positions of Representative Ted Budd, Republican candidate for the US Senate in North Carolina. Also in this series, we profile Cheri Beasley, Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in North Carolina. Election day is November 8, 2022.
Ted Budd grew up on a cattle and a commercial chicken farm in rural Davie County, North Carolina. He lives there today with his wife and three children. Budd is a graduate of Appalachian State University and earned an MBA from Wake Forest University. He also holds a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2016.
Renewable energy and energy efficiency
Representative Budd’s website states that he is against the Green New Deal. He voted against legislation to reverse Trump’s cut in methane standards, crack down on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and ban offshore oil and fossil gas drilling in areas such as the North Carolina coast.
“This aggressive, anti-corporate environmental program is driving up the cost of fuel, that’s all,” Rep. Budd said when discussing agricultural issues in a recent interview with Right Side Broadcasting Network.
“It doesn’t matter if you are an environmentalist or not, you have to find places”, he added. “Everything you eat comes to you by truck. It increases trucking costs, fertilizer costs, the cost of diesel to drive tractors that plant things. »
Representative Budd is co-sponsor of HR 3302the Law on the prohibition of subsidies for public purchases of electric vehicles.
Energy equity and energy load
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High risk energy: coal, nuclear, oil, gas
Rep. Budd’s House website says he supports a “all of the above: energy strategy.” He also presented the Other Pipeline Construction Act.
Information to voters
The voter registration deadline for the U.S. Senate election in North Carolina is Oct. 14, and early voting begins Oct. 20. Election day for the 2022 midterms will be November 8, 2022. Find information about voting in North Carolina.
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