Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections


Our top scientific institutions, the U.S. military, NASA, NOAA, leading companies in the oil industry (including Shell and British Petroleum), Stephen Hawking, and nearly all credible scientists say pollution is causing our planet to get warmer. Despite the consensus among credible organizations and the already observable effects of climate change, a large portion of the population believes climate change is a 'hoax' or a 'liberal conspiracy'. False information designed to discredit climate science is actively promoted by organizations with ties to fossil fuels, and it is unacceptable that some leaders in Congress are facilitating the spread of ignorance for political reasons.

Representatives for Indiana in the United States Congress have an important role in supporting efforts to solve climate change. Let's see where your representatives in Congress stand on this issue.

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.
Updated January 27, 2018
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, Joe Donnelly is a Democrat who acknowledges that climate change is a problem, but has voted against efforts to curb CO2 pollution.

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: Incumbent Todd Rokita is on the President's list of climate change deniers who are blocking progress on the issue in Congress. John Dale, who accepts the reality of climate change and supports making progress on climate change, challenged for the seat in 2016.
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: Incumbent representative for this district, Luke Messer 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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