Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
Sen. Mike Crapo is probably going to oppose a climate bill this year, but he’s shown signs that he could be convinced to vote yes.
Crapo would want a bill to provide substantial support for nuclear power, which he emphasized during an exchange with Energy Secretary Steven Chu at a recent hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Crapo has also expressed interest in wind development in Idaho, which ranks among the top states in terms of wind potential, and has noted that Idaho could play a role in the biofuels sector.
“There is no debate that U.S is far too dependent on foreign and carbon-based energy sources,” he said at a recent hearing.
Still, in the end, he’s likely to be a “no” vote.
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