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Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections

Michigan

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 Michigan 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
Michigan's two senators, Gary C. Peters and Debbie Stabenow, both support efforts on climate change. Michigan has several representatives in the House that are against climate science.
Updated January 28, 2018

House of Representatives

District 1: Jack Bergman is the representative for this district, and he was on President Obama's list of representatives in congress who deny climate change science. His opponent in 2016, Lon Johnson recognizes that climate change as a problem.
District 2: Bill Huizenga represents this district with a position of denial on climate change.  He spreads ignorant, 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: Justin Amash is the Republican incumbent, advocating minimum environmental protection efforts, and having no indication of supporting efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
District 4: John Moolenaar is the incumbent, consistently voting anti-environment.  He ran unopposed in 2016
District 5: Dan Kildee represents this district with a pro-environment stance on climate change.
District 6: Fred Upton represents this district as a denier of climate change science. His position is against progress on climate change. Paul Clements is challenging, and addressing climate change is an issue in his campaign is running on.
"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." - Fred Upton
District 7: Tim Walberg is representing this district with a position in denial of climate change. He says he's read that the science is unclear on the matter. Gretchen Driskell is challenging with a pro-environment stance, and has won the endorsement of the Sierra Club.
"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
District 8: Mike Bishop represents district 8 with an opinion that humans are not causing climate change.
District 9: Sander Levin is the incumbent, and has stood up for efforts on climate change in Congress.
District 10: The incumbent is retiring, leaving the door open for a new candidate. Paul Mitchell won the district - as a Republican - we are unable to clarify his position on climate change and global warming or find any indication he breaks with his parties position against addressing climate change.
District 11: Dave Trott represents this district with an anti-environment record, and a record of voting against climate change efforts in Congress. Anil Kumar is challenging, and is including addressing climate change in his campaign themes.
District 12: Debbie Dingell represents district 11, and is an advocate for solutions on climate change. She was challenged by Republican Jeff Jones  in 2016, who does not include climate change in his issues list.
District 13: Michigan 13 is currently vacant and we will attempt to update as candidates declare intentions.
District 14: Brenda Lawrence represents district 14 with a stance that is supportive of efforts to stop climate change.

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See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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