Last updated on: 9/5/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

James M. Inhofe Biography

Title:
United States Senator (R-OK)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Secure energy supply must be grounded in three key principles – stable, diverse, and affordable. I hope that the President will convince me that his proposal meets that test. In the meantime, I encourage him to broaden the proposal to include all forms of domestic energy production including oil, gas, nuclear, coal, as well as renewable forms. I also encourage my Democratic colleagues to move beyond their rhetoric and embrace the energy that has made this country great – unfortunately, I am not too optimistic that will happen, as long as the anti-growth forces hold such sway in the Democrat Party.”

“America Needs a Stable, Diverse and Affordable Energy Supply,” www.inhofe.senate.gov, Jan. 26, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, US Senate (R-OK), 1994-present
  • Member, US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Ranking Member, US Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • US Representative (R-OK), Jan. 3, 1987-Nov. 15, 1994
  • Mayor, Tulsa (OK), 1978-1984
  • Member, Oklahoma State Senate, 1969-1977
  • Member, Oklahoma State House of Representatives, 1967-1969
  • Most Outstanding Conservative US Senator Award, American Conservative Union
  • Lifetime Service Award, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association
  • Freinds of the Taxpayer Award, National Taxpayers Association
  • Friends of the Farm Bureau Award, American Farm Bureau
  • Keeper of the Flame Award, Center for Security Policy
Education:
  • BA, Economics, University of Tulsa, 1973
Other:
  • Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 17, 1934
  • Introduced the “Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act” with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), signed into law Nov. 27, 2006
  • Compared the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and Animal Liberation Front (ALF) to Al-Qaeda in a statement to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, May 18, 2005
  • Stated that “catastrophic global warming is a hoax” in a July 28, 2003 press release
Quoted in:
  1. Will Increased Oil Drilling Help the US Solve Its Energy Crisis?
  2. Is Nuclear Power Cost-Effective?