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Our top scientific institutions, including the U.S. military, NASA, and NOAA all 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 coal and oil. Many leaders in Congress are also spreading disinformation 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 Arkansas in the United States Congress have an important role in supporting efforts to solve the issue. Find your representatives and their positions on climate by using the form below.

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U.S. Senate - Updated 2021
Senator John Boozman of Arkansas was on the BarackObama.com list of members of Congress who had been questioning climate change. In the past, he said "Well I think that we've got perhaps climate change going on. The question is what's causing it. Is man causing it, or, you know, is this a cycle that happens throughout the years, throughout the ages". More recently, he seems to acknowledge climate change is caused by humans, but he has stood against regulations to address climate change. Tom Cotton, the other senator for Arkansas, does not necessarily deny that climate change is a reality, but he has stood against attempts to address the issue in Congress.
The Paris Climate Agreement is great for China. But it's terrible for America. - Tom Cotton, on Twitter, 2020
House of Representatives
Distric 1 representative Rick Crawford is another member of congress from Arkansas that was on the BarackObama.com list of members of Congress who had been standing against proposals to address climate change. He has a history of questioning science on climate change and voting against initiatives on climate.
In District 2, French Hill has stood against efforts to address the causes of climate change in Congress.
Climate change is real, but the proposals put forward by Democrats, like the Green New Deal, are fiction. The reality is, America is already a global leader in pursuing cleaner production of energy and reducing carbon emissions–to the tune of approximately 10% over the past decade. Addressing climate change should include investing in longer battery life technologies, lowering barriers for solar cell innovation, and pursuing cleaner more cost-effective methods to use nuclear energy. I believe that we need to continue pursuing an 'all of the above' energy strategy that leads to a cleaner, less carbon dependent future without forcing Arkansas families to bear the burden of the flawed Paris Climate Accord. - French Hill House website, 2019
In District 3, Steve Womack has been standing against regulations to address the causes of climate change. He says he supports 'all-of-the-above' policies, and has voted against proposals that attempt to address climate change.
The climate changes — it has throughout history. The real debate is who or what is causing it? - Steve Womack, 2018, in email response to Southwest Times Record
We support strategies that take action against harmful emissions without disrupting the economy and burdening hard-working Americans with new taxes and mandates. By being good stewards of the environment and advancing an all-of-the-above energy plan, we can support productivity and sustainability for the future. - Steve Womack, 2019, House Budget Committee Hearing
In District 4, Bruce Westerman is a Republican incumbent representative who believes climate change is caused by humans. However, he has voted against proposals in congress to address climate change through regulation. He has spoken of a need for innovation and said he supports a trillion trees planting initiative.

Disclaimer: The statements and comments about representatives positions are the opinion of the writer. We try to include accurate information and base the representative and candidate positions on a variety of reliable sources. Sources include reputable reporting on candidates' past statements, campaign websites, press coverage of campaigns and representatives, votes in Congress on issues, and party affiliation. If you feel we are missing something, let us know. Please contact us to suggest a correction or request an update. Individual representatives and districts are updated periodically, but may at times become outdated. These statements are opinions related to how the U.S. Congress is responding to a national security and public health issue, but should be treated as opinions.

See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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