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I support addressing climate change but we must do so by working together on common-sense solutions that don't jeopardize jobs and our economy. During my career in the House and Senate, I have a long history of working on this issue in a bipartisan way and that will continue to be my approach. - Rob Portman, on rejecting the Green New Deal
When it comes to energy policy, the contrast between Senator Portman and myself is very clear. Senator Portman doesn’t believe humans are significantly responsible for climate change and has voted to prevent the EPA from regulating carbon emissions. He's also voted to gut the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, and has voted against tougher regulation of carcinogens like arsenic, benzene, and dioxin. At the same time, Senator Portman has voted again and again to protect tax breaks for large oil and gas companies. That's why Moms Clean Air Force said Senator Portman was 'leading the charge against clean air in Congress,' and the Sierra Club said Portman was 'acting on behalf of polluters who back him financially, rather than on behalf of Ohioans.' - Ted Strickland Campaign WebsiteSherrod Brown is Ohio's other senator. He holds a favorable view towards solving climate change.
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"The faith community agrees: climate change isn’t a GOP or Democratic issue—it’s a 'people issue.'" #ActOnClimate - Joyce Beatty on Twitter
"Over 86 percent of Ohio's electricity is generated by coal. The costs incurred from this legislation on electricity generators will be passed along to the consumers. Not only will farmers in my district, and throughout the country, be burdened with not being able to afford to operate their farms, this legislation will raise their electric rates, gasoline rates and place an even larger burden on their family." - From Bob Latta's statement on climate change legislation
And while I'm not indifferent to climate change, I'm not saying it's a total falsity and I'm not saying it's a certainty. - Warren Davidson, 2017 quoted by Butler Journal-News
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in particular, has passed on an unprecedented number of regulations to our farming community. In response to this, I have cosponsored H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. This legislation, which has passed the House and awaits Senate consideration, limits the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in respect to climate change. This also comes in response to the Clean Air Act, which includes planned restrictions on vehicle emissions of greenhouse gases, to be implemented in 2012 and 2017. - Mike Turner's House website
"We know climate change is a dangerous and growing threat to our children, our families and our national economy. As extreme weather continued to increase in strength and consistency it is even more important that we act now – we cannot afford to wait any longer to reduce our carbon pollution and begin to stem this tide. The Clean Power Plan is an opportunity to strengthen our communities and economy by investing in clean energy technologies and increasing our efficiency." - Tim Ryan
"We all want clean air, we all want clean water, but guess who's buying coal—China, India. No restrictions—they're burning it. My daughter was over there, she was in China, she was in Vietnam. In Vietnam it was crystal clear; her pictures in China looked like she was shooting them through a gray screen because of the smog. We should be selling them our technology and how to use it in a clean way, and selling them our coal." - David Joyce
"The science of climate change requires us to seek changes in our national strategy and comprehensive energy legislation to address this issue. We must balance environmental protection with economic stability and growth." - Michael Wager - 2016 Candidate
The climate is changing, there is no denying that, but we have got to move beyond the debates of the past and join forces in finding solutions. That's why I’m proud to join this caucus; its goal is right there in the name – solutions. We need to work together to balance environmental protections, incentivize innovations, while supporting access to affordable energy that can meet our daily needs, and I am confident that this bipartisan group is going to lead that discussion. - Steve Stivers
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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