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 Nevada 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
Updated March 2018
Jacky Rosen defeated climate change denier Dean Heller in 2018. Jacky Rosen has stated she supports efforts to reduce the pollution causing climate change. Heller had voted against acknowledging climate change as real. Catherine Cortez Masto, who is an advocate for clean energy jobs for Nevada and fighting climate change, won Nevada's other seat in 2016 and now represents Nevada with a positive stance towards solving climate change. Republican candidate Joe Heck, who denies climate change is a problem that needs to be addressed, lost in 2016.
"Joe Heck is a poster child for the Dirty Dozen, a climate change denier who would rather fight the expansion of clean renewable energy than protect the health of our families," - Nevada Conservation League Executive Director Andy MaggiHouse of Representatives
Updated March 2018
District 1: Dina Titus is the incumbent representative in District 1, and she is an advocate for alternative energy in Nevada. She is a supporter of policies designed to reduce climate change. Mary Perry was her opponent in 2016 - Mary Perry does NOT support regulating greenhouse gas emissions to reduce climate change. Mary Perry's campaign website indicates she is for reducing regulation on the fossil fuel industry and is against climate change efforts in Congress.
District 2: Mark Amodei is the incumbent representative in this district, and he has adopted the position that the science on climate change is unclear. He has stood against federal involvement in fighting climate change. In recent years, he has indicated more openness to 'study' and allow science to continue its work on climate. However, Amodei has a history of climate denial and standing against progress on the issue.
District 3: Susie Lee won the seat as a supporter of Nevada's alternative energy initiatives. Danny Tarkanian, Republican, was her opponent - he stands against conservation efforts, and dismisses climate change as 'fraudulent'.
I will be a leader in Congress when it comes to energy independence and combating climate change. I will continue to work to position Nevada as a leader in clean energy, and I will fight back against the damaging policies coming out of Washington that are threatening our environment. - Susie Lee
District 4: Steven Horsford, who supports efforts to fight global warming and climate change, won the seat in 2018. Cresent Hardy also ran for the seat in 2018. Hardy is an opponent of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Governor
Climate change threatens to raise temperatures, intensify droughts, and increase wildfires all across Nevada. I’ll continue working with my colleagues on @NRDems to find solutions to this crisis. - Steven Horsford
Gov. Steve Sisolak is Nevada's current governor. Sisolak won the election in 2018 has brought Nevada into an agreement with other states to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support clean energy. Nevada's former governor, Brian Sandoval, was not a supporter of efforts to address climate change. Asked about whether humans are causing climate change, he answered "I'm not qualified to answer that question."
See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering
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