The key issues between [July 22] Republican [U.S. Senate] runoff candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue appear to [have] evolved into who can show they are the most conservative and look best in Levi’s.
The discussion should include energy policy which affects the nation’s economy for decades. Two questions for the candidates are as follows:
1. Do you support President [Barack] Obama’s policy to curtail fossil fuel use, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency, due to fears of global warming from carbon dioxide emissions?
2. Do you support or wish to change the Energy Security and Independence Act of 2007, passed during the [George W.] Bush administration, which mandates use of 35 billion gallons of biofuels (mostly ethanol) by the year 2022?
I look forward to a response.
James H. Rust
Professor and policy advisor, The Heartland Institute