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Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections

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Our top scientific institutions, the U.S. military, NASA, NOAA, and other 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 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 Indiana 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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Updated March, 2019
United States Senate
Indiana is represented by Todd Young, who made President Obama's list of representatives denying the science of climate change and blocking progress on efforts to solve the global warming problem. Todd Young states that he concludes as a non-scientist that "the science has not settled." Indiana's other Senator, Mike Braun sidestepped the question when asked about climate, and instead discussed industry and energy independence. He has provided no indication he would take action to address climate change.


House of Representatives
Indiana has 9 seats in the House, all of which influence the direction the United States takes regarding climate change.
Indiana 1: Pete Visclosky represents Indiana 1 with an understanding that climate change is real and a seemingly genuine intent to work towards making progress on the issue. When it comes to action he has sided with fossil fuels in at least some votes. Being from a heavily coal influenced area, it's notable that he is accepting the climate change problem.
Indiana 2: Incumbent Jackie Walorski has vowed to fight against legislation designed to curb climate change.
Indiana 3: Republican Jim Banks, who spreads ignorance on climate change, to won this seat in 2016.  He is a climate change denier.
I believe that climate change in this country is largely leftist propaganda to change the way Americans live and create more government obstruction and intrusion in our lives. - Jim Banks, Indiana's 3rd District
Indiana 4: Jim Baird represents district 4. He has indicated a willingness to study climate change but we have found no indication he supports action on climate.
Indiana 5: Incumbent Susan Brooks is against progress on climate change, siding with coal interests, as do the other Republican candidates for this seat. Angela Demaree ran in opposition in 2016 while supporting making progress on climate change, but she lost.
Indiana 6: Greg Pence, brother of Vice President Mike Pence, represents district 6. He has been in the gas station business and needless-to-say does not support legislation designed to curb climate change.
Indiana 7: Incumbent Andre Carson is a supporter and advocate for working to solve the climate change problem.
Indiana 8: The current representative for Indiana's 8th district is Larry Bucshon, who adheres to ignorance and denial on the climate change issue. Larry Bucshon was on President Obama's list of representatives blocking progress on climate change in Congress. Democrat Ron Drake challenged in 2016 but lost. We could not confirm his positions in this heavily fossil-fuel influenced district.
Indiana 9: Trey  Hollingsworth represents district 9 with a stance against solving climate change. He has stated that he is against  government efforts to reduce pollution that causes climate change.  Shelli Yoder ran for this district in 2016 - at the time she was the only candidate we could find advocating for real progress on the climate change issue.

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