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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 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 Climate Change

Enter 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. 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: Jim Hagedorn represents district 1 in Minnesota. He has questioned climate change, as recently as 2019.
I do not believe in man-made climate change. - Jim Hagedorn, quoted by KEYC
Just because we want to support energy independence, and expansion and exploration of oil and gas which is critical for our economy, doesn’t mean we are for more pollution. - Jim Hagedorn, quoted by MPR News
District 2: Angie Craig represents district 2 by supporting efforts in Congress to address climate change. Previously, the district had been represented by Jason Lewis.
The facts are clear: climate change is happening. Here in Minnesota, we can feel the effects in increasing temperatures and increased flooding, which threatens our infrastructure, costs taxpayer dollars, and hurts farmers' ability to harvest their crops. - Angie Craig, House website
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, past statement
District 3: Dean Phillips represents this district the with views that favor addressing the climate. Previously, the district was represented by Erik Paulsen, who had stood against policies to address climate change, and had said he was "not smart enough" to know if it is happening.
It's the 21st century, and it's time to accelerate our transition to a clean-energy economy, reduce our carbon footprint, and preserve and protect our natural environment for future generations. - Dean Phillips
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: Ilhan Omar represents district 5 by advocating efforts to solve climate change.
In Congress, my top environmental priority is addressing climate change and helping our country reduce its carbon footprint by transitioning away from a reliance on fossil fuels and moving towards a 100% clean energy economy. I am a strong advocate for policies that invest in renewable energy, champion green efficient manufacturing and uphold strong environmental protections. - Ilhan Omar, House website
District 6: Tom Emmer, representative for district 6 in Minnesota, has in the past questioned climate change and has stood against regulations aimed at addressing the issue. Given the opportunity to acknowledge climate change, he said, "Why don't we agree we should leave this place in as good a condition as we found it.", according to SC Times. He has indicated he supports multiple sources of energy.
District 7: Collin Peterson represents district 7 with a stance against regulation to solve climate change. He has stood against climate progress based on a variety of unscientific claims.
District 8: Pete Stauber represents district 8. The Republican says he is for an all-of-the-above energy policy.
There's no question the Earth's temperature is warming – after all, during the last Ice Age which ended 10,000 years ago, 32 percent of Earth's land area was covered with glaciers, and that number is just 10 percent today. Rather than implementing a strict regulatory regime that drives up the cost of energy and destroys good-paying jobs – as some have proposed – I believe there are a number of commonsense changes we should pursue instead that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save taxpayers money and result in job-creating efficiencies. I support pursuing an all-of-the-above energy policy including sources like wind, solar, geothermal, nuclear and hydro. Pete Stauber, asked if he believed in climate change, quoted by CBS Local

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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