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Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections

Kentucky

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 Kentucky 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 2019

Kentucky is represented mostly by politicians who deny the reality of climate science. Notably, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin considers the science of climate change to be "fluff and theory".

United States Senate Senate

Rand Paul represents Kentucky as a senator. He is a notable opponent of science on climate change, preferring his own beliefs which run contrary to the conclusions of scientists. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky's other senator, is also adamantly against efforts to solve climate change, while cowardly using the statement "I am not a scientist" in his effort to deny reality on climate change. Amy McGrath, who holds more favorable views on addressing climate change, is challenging Mitch McConnell in 2020.


U.S. House of Representatives, KY

Kentucky 1: James Comer represents this KY district with a false view that climate change science is wrong. Paul Walker is challenging for the seat in 2018.
I do not believe in global warming. - James Comer
Kentucky 2: While not outright denying climate change is happening, Brett Guthrie represents Kentucky 2 with a position against regulating greenhouse gases and against government action on climate change, which he considers a "war on coal".
Kentucky 3: John Yarmuth represents this district. He accepts climate change science and says he is for progress towards addressing the problem.
Kentucky 4: Incumbent Thomas Massie does not believe humans are causing climate change, and was on the President Obama's list of representatives in Congress blocking progress on addressing the issue.
Kentucky 5: Hal Rogers represents this district with an ignorant view on climate change.
Kentucky 6: Andy Barr represents this district with the problematic view that coal does cause climate change, but he does not support efforts to curb this pollution.

"Coal does contribute to climate change - Andy Barr"


"I have opposed at every turn the President's Climate Action Plan that would prevent the construction of new coal plants and gradually shutter existing facilities." - Andy Barr

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See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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