Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections
The U.S. military, NASA, NOAA, and our top scientific institutions 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 Minnesota 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.
United States Senate
Tina Smith is representing Minnesota with a favorable stance on addressing climate change. She will be defending the seat in 2018, and several candidates are lining up to run for in the race. Minnesota's other senator is Amy Klobuchar, who has a long-standing, solid record of voting in favor of protecting the environment. She also supports addressing climate change.House of Representatives
District 1: Tim Walz represents district 1 in Minnesota. He has a fairly favorable voting record regarding the environment, and acknowledges the threat of climate change.
District 2: Jason Lewis represents district 2 by denying the reality of climate change. He is blocking progress in congress.
We're told climate change is weather extremes--very hot and very cold. Yeah, we used to call that summer & winter. Right now it's winter. - Jason Lewis
District 3: Erik Paulsen represents district 3 in Minnesota. He is against efforts to solve climate change, and says he's "not smart enough" to know if it is happening.
District 4: Betty McCollum represents district 4 in Minnesota with a favorable record on supporting the environment. She has a solid voting record and is a supporter of efforts to address climate change.
District 5: Keith Ellison represents district 5, and he is a supporter of the EPA and efforts to solve climate change.
District 6: Tom Emmer, representative for district 6 in Minnesota, denies climate change is happening and is blocking progress on solving the issue. He holds unscientific views and presents false arguments when arguing against efforts to deal with pollution and climate change.
District 7: Collin Peterson represents district 7 with a stance against efforts to solve climate change. He has blocked climate progress based on a variety of unscientific claims.
District 8: Rick Nolan represents district 8 with a positive stance towards addressing climate change.
The science is clear. The globe is getting warmer, the seas are rising higher, storms are becoming more frequent and intense, and the cost in dollars ($139 billion federal clean-up dollars in 2012) and in lives lost and damage is staggering. - Rick Nolan's House webpage
See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering
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