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Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections

Mississippi

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 Mississippi 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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Updated July 2019
Mississippi's two elected senators to the U.S. Congress are Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran. Thad Cochran voted against a statement acknowledging that climate change is real. When pressed on his position, his staff issued a statement saying he opposes regulations to protect the environment.
he (Thad Cochran) has consistently opposed burdensome federal regulations and mandates issued by the Obama administration to address environmental concerns. - Thad Cochran's Staff
Roger Wicker, for his part, has found another way to issue misleading statements that deny the need to address climate change.
Science shows that there is an increase of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. But it has not been compellingly proven that mankind is responsible for the rise in atmospheric CO2, nor is it clear what impact CO2 has on Earth's temperatures. - False claim issued by Roger Wicker
District 1: Trent Kelly represents district 1 in Mississippi. He is against efforts to address climate change. He voted to repeal legislation that was designed to reduce CO2 emissions from power plants.
District 2: Bennie Thompson represents district 2 in Mississippi. He supports efforts to address climate change.
District 3: Michael Guest represents district 3 in Mississippi. He appears to be against efforts to address global warming.
District 4: Steven Palazzo is the rep for district 4.  He has a terrible record on the environment. He is against efforts to address climate change, and has proposed legislation to abolish the EPA (the Environmental Protection Agency). In case you are unsure about the EPA's importance, take a look at what the United States was like before the EPA.
 

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