Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections
Our top scientific institutions, the U.S. military, NASA, NOAA, and nearly all 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 fossil fuels. Many leaders in Congress are also spreading disinformation and confusion 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. We've researched every district and made it easy for you to lookup your representatives' positions on climate. Enter an address in the form below to find your House representative.
Find Your Voter District and Congress Representatives' Positions on ClimateThere are 435 representatives in the U.S. House and 100 in the Senate. Enter an address to find your district's representatives and their positions on climate.
United States Senate
Dean Heller represents Nevada by supporting climate denial. He 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 the open 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
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 is against federal involvement in fighting climate change. Chip Evans, who favors efforts to move away from fossil fuels and fight climate change, was his challenger in 2016.
"I support the rapid move to sustainable, renewable energy sources and away from fossil fuels." - Chip Evans Campaign Website
District 3: Representative Heck, who denies climate change, ran for Senate and lost in 2016 (thankfully), leaving this seat open. Jacky Rosen won the seat as a supporter of Nevada's alternative energy initiatives. She has the endorsement of conservation groups. Danny Tarkanian, Republican, was her opponent - he stands against conservation efforts, and dismisses climate change as 'fraudulent'.
District 4: Ruben Kihuen, who supports efforts to fight global warming and climate change, won the seat in 2016. Ruben Kihuen is an advocate for Nevada's efforts to develop renewable energy sources. Representative Cresent Hardy lost the seat in 2016. Hardy was an opponent of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Governor
Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada is 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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