Election 2008
10:38 am
Tue July 29, 2008

Two Senate Candidates Face Off on Energy

Laramie, WY – Keith Goodenough says part of the nation's energy policy should include conservation. But he's not interested in moving ahead with more drilling, especially in sensitive areas like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: "I don't support drilling in ANWR or offshore right now. We're going to need oil in 30 or 40 years more than we do right now. I think we should save that as part of a strategic reserve."

Fellow Democrat Nick Carter would consider more oil drilling, "if it's part of a comprehensive plan that says our goal is to be energy independent in 30 years and part of that is drilling."

When it comes to alternative energy, Carter supports subsidies to help companies develop alternative sources, while Goodenough does not. The two face off in the August primary with the winner facing Senator John Barrasso in November.