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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 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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District Updates March, 2021
United States Senate
Indiana is represented by Todd Young, who made the BarackObama.com list of representatives that were questioning the science of climate change. Todd Young has in the past stated that he concludes "the science has not settled." He has since participated in some proposals such as a Trillion trees initiative, which attempt to capture carbon. Indiana's other Senator, Mike Braun has taken leadership positions on climate change, from a conservative perspective.
If you are not accepting the basic chemistry and physics that putting carbon in the air creates a greenhouse gas effect, then this is not the right place to be.What we're looking at is what we can do to mitigate climate change, and find early common ground. - Mike Braun

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: Frank Mrvan represents Indiana 1. His website acknowledges climate change.
As Congressman, Frank will fight to ensure that our nation makes the investments that are necessary to protect our precious environment. It is past time that the federal government recognizes the value of science and the challenges of pollution and climate change. Workers of Northwest Indiana must have safe working conditions and produce the innovation and alternative energies that are necessary to meet this challenge. - Frank Mrvan
Indiana 2: Incumbent Jackie Walorski has vowed to fight against regulations designed to curb climate change emissions.
Indiana 3: Republican Jim Banks won this seat in 2016. He has cast doubt on scientists conclusions about climate change.
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
I believe there is some evidence and some scientific research that might support that, and other research that doesn't.- Jim Banks, on humans contributing to climate change, quoted in Jounal Gazette
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. He spoke against cancelling the Keystone Pipeline project.
Indiana 5: Victoria Spartz won this seat. When asked by Indy Star if climate change is a man-made problem, she said there is "real debate". She also cast doubt on human influence of climate change in a debate in 2020, where she appears to say it would give humans too much credit if they could control the climate.
We always should promote policies and innovation to have clean water, air and healthy food for our citizens. We all want a clean planet and a healthy environment for our children. There is real debate among scientists about how much climate change is natural and how much is man-made, but we need to approach the issue in a common sense way that recognizes we can balance protecting the environment and not destroying jobs and opportunity for lower and middle income Americans. - Victoria Spartz, quoted by Indy Star
Indiana 6: Greg Pence, brother of Vice President Mike Pence, represents district 6. He has been in the gas station business and has, in the past, cast doubt on climate change. More recently, he helped introduce a hydrogen energy bill. Other than than, he has largely stood against initiatives on 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. Larry Bucshon was on the BarackObama.com list of representatives that had been blocking progress on climate change in Congress. In a news article found on his House site, Buchhon rejected the idea that he is a denier and told the Tribune-Star that "there is no doubt that mankind plays a part in accelerating the change of climate." He also indicated he was not in favor of a "liberal climate change agenda."
Indiana 9: Trey Hollingsworth has stood against efforts in Congress to address the causes of climate change. More recently, he has seemed to be more open to discussions and ideas on the climate change topic.
We've shown over the last 20 years as America has been a leader in the reduction of greenhouse gases per capita and per dollar GDP around the world, that you can have both. And making sure that we have a real, tailored and nuanced approach versus just a wholesale $30 trillion cost to the federal government, this is what I've been advocating for from day one. Trey  Hollingsworth, quoted by WTIU/WFIU

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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