mike crapoMike Crapo

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.

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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.

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“There is no debate that U.S is far too dependent on foreign and carbon-based energy sources,” he said at a recent hearing.

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Still, in the end, he’s likely to be a “no” vote.

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