Laramie, Wy – When it comes to energy development, two democratic candidates for U-S Senate say the country needs an energy policy. Keith Goodenough says part of that policy should include conservation. But he is not interested in moving ahead with more drilling especially in sensitive areas like the Artic National Wildlife refuge.
"I don't support drilling in anwar or offshore right now. We're going to need oil in 30 or 40 years more then we do right now. I think we should save that as part of a strategic reserve."
Fellow Democrat Nick Carter would favor more oil drilling if an energy policy included an analysis that showed that more drilling is really needed.
"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. Then I would take a serious look at that."
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.