Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections
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 Oregon 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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United States Senate Representatives for Oregon
Updated Feburary 3, 2018
Updated Feburary 3, 2018
Oregon is represented in the Senate by Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden. Both are supporters of efforts in Congress to address climate change.United States House of Representatives, Oregon
Carbon pollution is a direct assault on our farming, fishing, and forestry economies, and we must act now to fight climate change. Jeff understands Congress needs to wake up. Climate change is real, and is deeply disastrous for both our local economy and our world. - Jeff Merkley
District 1: Suzanne Bonamici represents District 1 in Oregon. She is a supporter of efforts to address climate change.
Today President Trump turned the clock back, weakened U.S. leadership, and sent us on a path that will exacerbate climate change. That's bad for our country and our planet. The executive order withdrawing the Clean Power Plan is contrary to the mission of the Environmental Protection Agency, and it severely undermines critical efforts to protect clean air and water. - Suzanne Bonamici
District 2: Greg Walden represents district 2 in Oregon, which encompasses the eastern part of the state. Whatever he says about climate change, Greg Walden has consistently voted against efforts to address the problem. He's repeatedly voted against alternative energy, in favor of fossil fuel interests, and he voted to end the Clean Power Plan. Several challengers are lining up for the race for this seat in 2018.
District 3: Earl Blumenauer represents Oregon's 3rd district by supporting efforts to address climate change.
If Donald Trump engages in an anti-science, highly partisan witch hunt to drive out hard working analysts and scientists who understand the risks of climate change, I will fight and do everything I can to protect their rights and voices. - Earl Blumenauer
District 4: Peter DeFazio represents district 4. He is in favor of addressing climate change.
The science is clear that global warming is happening and that it is caused by human activity. It is long past time for Congress to get serious about climate change, to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and other fossil fuels, and to create jobs by creating a new energy economy. - Peter DeFazio
District 5: Kurt Schrader represents district 5 in Oregon. He has a decent record on the environment, and accepts climate science.
I also believe a strong investment in renewable energy is a key component of reversing global climate change.The key to curbing the effects of global warming is to significantly reduce our carbon emissions. I support significant increases in fuel efficiency standards and strong reduction requirements for carbon emissions. - Kurt Schrader
See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering
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