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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), and nearly all 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 fossil fuels, and many leaders in Congress are also spreading disinformation for political reasons. While fossil fuel companies are generating enormous profits, we ultimately will bear the costs associated with extreme weather and rising sea levels. Representatives for Maryland in the United States Congress have an important role in supporting efforts to solve the issue. We've researched every district and made it easy for you to lookup your representatives' positions on climate. Enter an address in the form below to find your House representative.

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.
United States Senate Representatives for Maryland
Updated February 3, 2018
Chris Van Hollen represents Maryland with a strong record of supporting the environment. His campaign includes advocacy for efforts to fight climate change. Maryland's other senator is Benjamin Cardin, also an advocate for addressing climate change.
Climate change is not an abstract problem. Recently, Annapolis has begun experiencing routine tidal flooding. Blue crabs are threatened by increasingly warm waters. Countless Marylanders rely on the Chesapeake Bay for their jobs, for the roofs over their heads. We must fight climate change for them - for our fishermen, our farmers, our families. - Benjamin L. Cardin

United States House of Representatives, Maryland

District 1: Andy Harris, Republican incumbent representative for Maryland denies the reality of climate change. He is being challenged several Democrats in 2018.
I believe the actual science is uncertain. - Andy Harris
District 2: Dutch Ruppersberger, the incumbent in district 2, supports efforts on climate change.
District 3: John Sarbanes is the incumbent, and he advocates for solutions and bi-partisan efforts on climate change. In 2016, Mark Plaster, who is against efforts to stop climate change was his opponent.
District 4: Anthony G. Brown represents district 4 with a favorable view towards addressing climate change.  His website lists climate change as a priority and he has positive record on voting in favor of protecting the environment.
District 5: Steny Hoyer, representative for district 5 in Maryland, believes climate change is an issue that needs to be addressed now.
The announcement of President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement is a striking abdication of American leadership in the world. It is a dangerous surrender of American strength in foreign affairs, one that empowers other nations and weakens our influence abroad. Already, China and the European Union have said they will step up to take the place of American leadership on climate change. - Steny Hoyer
District 6: John Delaney is the sitting representative, a proponent of efforts to prevent climate change. He is retiring the seat and several candidates are lining up for the race. Among them, Amie Hoeber is on the record as being against programs and efforts designed to fight climate change. Her website has attacked efforts to address climate change and labels the EPA as a hindrance.
District 7: Elijah Cummings is the incumbent, and is an advocate for efforts to fight climate change.
District 8: Jamie Raskin, representative for district 8 in Maryland, is a proponent for efforts to fight climate change.

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See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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