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Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections

Arizona

Our top scientific institutions, the U.S. military, NASA, NOAA, and nearly all credible experts say pollution is causing our planet to get warmer. Still, false information designed to discredit climate science is actively promoted by organizations with ties to fossil fuels. Many leaders in Congress are also spreading disinformation and confusion about the climate. While fossil fuel companies are generating enormous profits, we ultimately will bear the costs associated with extreme weather and rising sea levels. Representatives for Arizona in the United States Congress have an important role in supporting efforts to solve the issue. We've researched every district and made it easy for you to lookup your representatives' positions on climate. Enter an address in the form below to find your House representative.

Find Your Voter District and Congress Representatives' Positions on Climate

There are 435 representatives in the U.S. House and 100 in the Senate. Enter an address to find your district's representatives and their positions on climate.
Senate
Unfortunately, former Arizona senator John McCain showed weak leadership on climate change, saying "I just leave the issue alone because I don’t see a way through it."  That said, in later years, the late Senator McCain resumed attempts to bridge party gaps and make progress on the issue of climate change. He is said to have sought 'common-sense solutions' to address climate change. Former Arizona senator Jeff Flake had a terrible record on the environment and climate change.  Flake vacated the seat, so there was a race to fill it. Kyrsten Sinema, who has a more favorable voting record on climate, won the seat in 2018. Arizona's other senator, Martha McSally, has a record of voting against efforts to solve climate change.

Updated March, 2019
District 1: Tom O'Halleran represents the district with a mixed message and record on climate. He says climate change needs to be addressed, but has been non-committal on particular solutions.
District 2: Ann Kirkpatrick represents district 2. She supports efforts to fight climate change by moving towards renewable energy.
District 3: Raul M. Grijalva represents district 3 with a favorable view towards addressing climate change.
District 4: Paul Gosar represents district 4 with an ignorant view towards climate change.
Further, 'global warming' now known as 'climate change' is likely not in our control in any event. Historical records clearly demonstrate vast temperature swings long before Man arrived, from temperate zones in Alaska to ice ages in New York - Paul Gosar, District 4 Arizona
District 5: Andy Biggs represents district 5 by advocating ignorant viewpoints on climate change. He spreads disinformation and debunked conspiracy theories about climate change.
District 6: David Schweikert represents Arizona district 6 by denying climate science.
You know, I think I have a reasonably good statistics background. And I have not sat there with pages and pages of data. But when you think about the complexity of a worldwide system and the amount of data you'd have to capture, and how you adjust for a sunspot, and how you adjust for a hurricane and I think it's incredibly arrogant for the Al Gores of the world to stand up and say the world is coming to an end. - David Schweikert
District 7: Ruben Gallego represents Arizona district 7 with a favorable stance on the environment.
Addressing climate change is a matter of national security. That's why we need a plan. - Ruben Gallego
District 8: Debbie Lesko represents Arizona district 8 with a position of inaction on climate change. She has suggested that humans are not the primary cause of our changing climate.
District 9: Greg Stanton represents Arizona district 9. He has a favorable view on the environment and has stated that cities need to act on climate on the local level.

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