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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 Michigan 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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Michigan's two senators, Gary C. Peters and Debbie Stabenow, both support efforts on climate change.
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House of Representatives

District 1: Jack Bergman is the representative for this district, and he was on the BarackObama.com list of representatives in congress who had been questioning climate change science. More recently, Jack Bergman has said he recognizes there is a human factor in climate change, but said he does not want to move "too quickly" when asked in 2018. He has suggested the U.S. is making good progress and he favors innovation to address climate rather that approaches such as joining the Paris Climate Accord.
I support the president's (Trump) decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords, which was accepted by President Obama in August of 2016 without any congressional approval. Jack Bergman - quoted in The Sault News
District 2: Bill Huizenga represents this district with a position of doubt about climate change.  He has expressed anti-science views on the subject. Dennis B. Murphy was his Democratic challenger for the seat in 2016.
"Today's global warming doomsayers simply lack the scientific evidence to support their claims. A host of leaders in the scientific community have recognized that the argument for drastic anthropogenic global warming is no longer based on science, but is being driven by irrational fanaticism." - Bill Huizenga
District 3: Peter Meijer won district 3 in 2020. He has moderate views and suggests he favors free market solutions to climate change, and has suggested he differs from other Republicans on the issue. His campaign website does not specifically reference climate change, and for now, we cannot say if he will support or vote for action on climate. Justin Amash was previously the Republican representative, advocating minimum environmental protection efforts, and giving no indication of support for efforts in Congress to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
Granted, a lot of our policies have not been acknowledging either present-day realities or any of the best estimates about where we’re going forward, and that's something that has frustrated me about my party. But ask a fisherman if they care about the environment, ask a hunter if they care about the environment. That sort of conservation ethos has been within the Republican party for over a century. - Peter Meijer, discussing natural resources
District 4: John Moolenaar is the incumbent. He has usually voted anti-environment.  He ran unopposed in 2016
District 5: Dan Kildee has represented this district with a pro-environment stance on climate change.
I applaud President Biden for rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement. Military and defense experts have concluded that climate change represents a major risk to our national security. Climate change is connected to the destruction of property and loss of life from stronger, more frequent storms. We have a moral responsibility to recognize that climate change is real and requires urgent action to ensure we leave a better world for our children. Addressing climate change is also good for the economy. Investing in building electric vehicles, wind turbines and solar panels creates jobs in mid-Michigan. This will ensure Michigan is playing a role in the future of manufacturing and saving the planet. - Dan Kildee, 2021, House website
District 6: Fred Upton has represented this district by standing against regulations in Congress to address carbon emissions. More recently, his environmental voting record seems to have improved and he has acknowledged climate change. Like an increasing number of Republicans, Fred Upton says he favors an "all-of-the-above approach", but he has stood against proposals such as the Green New Deal.
"No matter what we did between now and 2050 it, it, there was no real science to verify that it would reduce the temperature rise that some predicted." - past statement, Fred Upton
Fred believes in climate change — he just doesn't think the unrealistic Green New Deal is the way to go like Jon Hoadley does. - Josh Paciorek, an Upton spokesman, quoted by Washington Examiner.
District 7: Tim Walberg has been representing this district with a position of doubt about the need to address climate change. He has said he read that the science is unclear on the matter.
"I read scientists, editors ... an equal number at the very least that say just the opposite that this is something that's gone on for eons, that we go through these cycles." - Tim Walberg, District 7 Michigan
I believe there's climate change. I believe there's been climate change since the beginning of time. Do I think man has some impact? Yeah, of course. Can man change the entire universe? No...Why do I believe that? Well, as a Christian, I believe that there is a creator in God who is much bigger than us. And I'm confident that, if there’s a real problem, he can take care of it. - Tim Walberg, 2017, quoted by Time
District 8: Mike Bishop, who had expressed the position that humans are not causing climate change, lost this seat in 2018 to Elissa Slotkin. Elissa Slotkin holds views that favor action on climate.
The impact of climate change is being felt nationally, and can be seen here in Michigan. I believe climate change is an issue that must be taken seriously - Elissa Slotkin
District 9: Andy Levin holds seat nine, and he holds views that favor action on climate.
District 10: Lisa McClain won the district in 2020 as a Republican. When asked about what policies she supports to protect air and water, she discussed the "many" current policies that exist. We can find no evidence that she supports adequate government action to address climate change. Paul Mitchell previously represented the district - as a Republican - he had usually voted against the environment and took positions that favor polluting industries over climate.
The US Government has many current energy policies which are designed to protect our water, air, and land. We must be aware of these policies and see that they are enforced in a uniform manner. - Lisa McClain, when asked about clean air and water policies.
District 11: Haley M. Stevens won this district in 2018 with a stance that favors climate action. She replaced Dave Trott, who retired with a record of voting against climate action.
I believe climate change is a serious problem and needs to be addressed immediately before it is too late. When an overwhelming number of scientists around the world have cited the realities and dangerous implications of climate change, this is not a partisan issue, but the global challenge of our generation that requires dedicated leadership to tackle. - Haley M. Stevens
District 12: Debbie Dingell represents district 11, and is an advocate for solutions on climate change.
District 13: Michigan 13 is held by Rashida Tlaib, who favors taking action to solve climate change.
District 14: Brenda Lawrence represents district 14 with a stance that is supportive of efforts to stop climate change.

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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