Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections
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 Maine 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.
Find Your Voter District and Congress Representatives' Positions on ClimateEnter an address to find your House and Senate representatives.
Senator Angus King of Main has spoken out about climate change and is a supporter of progress on the issue. Susan M. Collins, Maine's second senator, is also a supporter of efforts on climate change. It is notable however that while she acknowledges the reality of climate change, Susan Collins has also supported legislation that was anti-environment and favorable to fossil fuels.House of Representatives, Maine
Maine District 1: Chellie Pingree is the representative for this district. She supports efforts on global warming, while Mark Holbrook is walking the Republican line, claiming he is skeptical of climate change science.
Whether it’s rising sea levels, ocean acidification, or declining fisheries, we’re already seeing the effects of climate change in Maine. I hope that the conversations in Paris yield effective and comprehensive actions to head off even worse impacts here and around the world. - Chellie Pingree
Maine District 2: Bruce Poliquin, Maine incumbent for this district, was President Obama's list of members of Congress actively denying climate change science and blocking efforts to curb climate change. Several candidates are lining up to challenge for this seat in 2018.
Clearly our climate is changing; the question is, is man responsible for that climate change? I personally am suspect. - Bruce Poliquin
Maine's Governor, Paul LePage, falsely claims scientists are "divided" on whether humans cause climate change.
See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering
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