Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | 2016 Elections

North Dakota

NASA and the nation's leading scientific organizations say we are causing climate change. In addition to the country's top scientific institutions, the U.S. military, leading companies in the oil industry (such as Shell and British Petroleum), physicist Stephen Hawking, and pretty much all credible scientists say pollution is causing the planet to get warmer. In addition, hundreds of other countries on this planet have reached the same conclusions about climate change. Despite the already observable effects of climate change and the overwhelming consensus among credible organizations that say climate change already happening, a shockingly large portion of the population believes climate change is a 'hoax' or a 'liberal conspiracy'. Much of this ignorance is propagated by organizations with ties to fossil fuels, and it is unacceptable that some leaders in Congress are facilitating this spread of misinformation for political reasons.

Representatives for North Dakota in the United States Congress have an important role in supporting efforts to solve climate change. Let's see where your representatives in Congress stand on this issue. You can enter a location to find your representative in the House.

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Senate 2016

Sen. John Hoeven represents North Dakota with a view that has evolved from denying climate change exists to his current position, which now acknowledges it exists but challenges the findings of science, which has concluded that humans cause it. Eliot Glassheim is challenging Hoeven in 2016 and including addressing climate change in his campaign agenda. Robert Marquette is running as a Libertarian, which puts him at odds with efforts to address climate change in Congress.
"Well, the science shows that there's warming. There's different opinions of exactly what's causing it." - Sen. John Hoeven on Climate Change
Heidi Heitkamp is North Dakota's other senator. She is not up for re-election in 2016. Her record on climate change is mixed, but mostly poor. She's supported a few initiatives and she acknowledges climate change is happening, but is opposed to regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
House 2016

District 1: Kevin Cramer represents North Dakota in Congress. Kevin Cramer does not accept that humans are causing climate change, and opposes efforts to address the problem. In Kevin Cramer's view, climate change is bogus, and free people should be able to pollute in order to sell electricity to other people. Chase Iron Eyes is challenging for this position as a Democrat in 2016. We're working on confirming his position on climate change.
"The manipulation of free markets by economic policy disguised as environmental policy based on inconclusive science should not be tolerated. Free people producing energy other free people want and are willing to pay for should be the core of U.S. energy policy." - Kevin Cramer

See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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