Gravel wants to focus on reducing America's carbon footprint with legislation to tax carbon at the source and cap carbon emissions. The money from the carbon tax could be used to fund a collective global scientific effort to fight global warming and energy dependence. He also wishes to combat global deforestation. Finally, he also believes such measures will be futile unless the United States works together with other global polluters, such as China and India. Gravel also advocates an electric Maglev Train station in the United States to move trucks across long distances with electromagnetic power.
Gravel's campaign Web site:
Read more about Gravel's stance on energy and the environment, including a list of legislative accomplishments relating to the issue.
In this June 2007 video blog, Gravel explains that energy and environment issues go hand-in-hand.
During a CNN/YouTube, Gravel offers a way to encourage Americans to reduce their energy consumption. When moderator Anderson Cooper asks which candidates took a private jet to the debate, Gravel responds that he took a train and a bus.
Grist (8-8-07): Mike Gravel on Energy and the Environment (In-depth interview about Gravel's plans regarding energy and the environment.)
— Las Vegas Sun intern April Corbin compiled this report.