40 Total Quotes

Sherwood Boehlert Quotes

The question Congress and the administration will still have to grapple with most is not the nature or desirability of the exploration architecture, but rather its timing,
Sherwood Boehlert
#Congress

The decisions we make in the next few months will affect the future of the space program for decades to come, ... They need to be made deliberately. That's the proper way to honor the memories of the Columbia crew.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Future

Your husband was a hometown hero, ... And all the people identified with this island are hometown heroes for the good work they've been doing that will benefit everyone. This is what makes us one of the greatest areas in the country.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Hero

The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy just this week recommended a partial transfer, and the president's commission on space exploration, headed by former Air Force Secretary Pete Aldridge, is also reportedly considering such an idea, ... I'm skeptical of such moves for a number of reasons, but, in any event, such a move wouldn't necessarily free up funds for space exploration. The assumption behind such recommendations is always that the money should be transferred along with the program, so NASA would actually have less of a 'piggy bank' for exploration after such a transfer occurred.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Space

We need to put together a full picture of the actual risks and costs of the space shuttle before deciding whether and how the program should be run.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Space

If you bring creative professors together with dedicated students in a state-of-the-art facility, the possibilities are infinite,
Sherwood Boehlert
#Art

A lot of people are impatient, understandably, ... And a lot of people want action as quickly as possible.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Action

There is simply not enough money in NASA's budget to carry out all the tasks it's undertaking on the current schedule.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Money

There is a clear message from the election results all over the country, ... The American people, by and large as a body politic, are looking for a more centrist approach.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Country

Our voice is being listened to now more than it has in the past.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Past

You're denying resources to programs that serve the middle class and neediest of the needy on the eve of a projected vote to provide tax benefits and breaks to the most advantaged in our society.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Class

NASA cannot carry out all the tasks currently on its plate without significantly more money.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Money

[Boehlert cited statistics that showed it is small liberal arts colleges, not research universities, which have the best record of graduating students that will go on to receive Ph.D.s in science, mathematics or engineering.] Hamilton is a classic example, ... This building is a 'breeding ground' for future scientists and engineers.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Research

NASA cannot use aeronautics and science as a piggy bank to fund human space flight.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Science

We should reform the earmark process.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Reform

I am extremely uneasy about this budget. This budget is bad for space science, worse for Earth science and possibly worse for aeronautics.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Earth

This budget is bad for space science, worse for earth science, perhaps worse still for aeronautics. It basically cuts or de-emphasizes every forward looking, truly futuristic program of the agency to fund operational and development programs to enable us to do what we are already doing or have done before.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Earth

For the life of me, I can't understand why there wasn't a greater response sooner, ... We knew three or four days in advance that this was going to be a horrendous weather event; why didn't more action take place in advance?
Sherwood Boehlert
#Life

Without a doubt, the biggest beneficiaries of this bill will be the American consumers. They are sick and tired of paying skyrocketing prices for gasoline. They want relief,
Sherwood Boehlert
#Doubt

This bill, more so than any provision in the recently-enacted energy bill, will lessen that dependence,
Sherwood Boehlert
#Dependence

take advantage of the technology we already have.
Sherwood Boehlert
#Technology

About 60 percent of the oil consumed daily by Americans is used for transportation, and about 45 percent is used for passenger cars and light trucks.
Sherwood Boehlert
#American Politician

And autos are not the only product that could be made more energy efficient if we just put in place sensible requirements. This is also true of many appliances and even of entire buildings.
Sherwood Boehlert
#American Politician

But our energy woes are in many ways the result of classic market failures that can only be addressed through collective action, and government is the vehicle for collective action in a democracy.
Sherwood Boehlert
#American Politician

Craft brewers are committed to promoting the safe and moderate consumption of their beverage, and work closely with their communities to prevent underage drinking and alcohol abuse.
Sherwood Boehlert
#American Politician

First, we should not be opening our coasts, all of our coasts, to oil drilling when we have not taken the first step, not the first step, to conserve oil.
Sherwood Boehlert
#American Politician

For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry.
Sherwood Boehlert
#American Politician

Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme.
Sherwood Boehlert
#American Politician

I don't see a groundswell of people willing to raise gas taxes right now. That leaves fuel economy standards as the only effective tool we have as a nation to make a dent in our dangerous and ever growing consumption of oil.
Sherwood Boehlert
#American Politician

Let me start by emphasizing that I am open to efforts to expedite environmental procedures for true emergencies or in other clear cases where current laws are needlessly burdensome.
Sherwood Boehlert
#American Politician