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Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections

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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 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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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 March, 2019

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.
"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, who expresses 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: Paul Mitchell won the district - as a Republican - he has consistently voted against the environment and has taken positions that favor polluting industries over climate.
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.

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See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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