Marco Rubio (Environmental)

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Rubio's Environmental (section page)

Fix Environment with the Free Market

  • "We must be willing to embrace the free-market approach--not European-style, big-government mandates." (OTI)

Climate Change

  • "I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it, and I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it, except it will destroy our economy." (OTI)

Energy Plan

Optimize America’s Resources

  • Empower states and tribes to control onshore energy development within their borders (MRWEP)
  • Rewrite the Obama administration’s five-year Offshore Drilling Plan (MRWEP)
  • Immediately approve the Keystone XL Pipeline (MRWEP)
  • Immediately lift the 1970s-era ban on crude exports (MRWEP)
  • Expedite approval of American natural gas exports (MRWEP)
  • Defend U.S. interests in international climate negotiations (MRWEP)
  • Bolster the energy security of U.S. allies (MRWEP)
  • Conclude TTIP negotiations without restrictions on access to U.S. energy exports (MRWEP)

Minimize Government Bureaucracy

  • Create a national regulatory budget to limit the power of unelected regulators (MRWEP)
  • Stop President Obama’s carbon mandates (MRWEP)
  • Expose the true costs of environmental litigation to taxpayers (MRWEP)
  • Simplify and improve the environmental review process (MRWEP)

Maximize Private Innovation

  • Reform higher education system to support energy jobs of the future (MRWEP)
  • Facilitate private-sector-led development of new technologies (MRWEP)
  • Overhaul the tax code and cut taxes for business of all sizes (MRWEP)