Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections
Our top scientific institutions, the U.S. military, NASA, NOAA, leading companies in the oil industry (including Shell and British Petroleum), 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, and many leaders in Congress are also spreading disinformation for political reasons. While fossil fuel companies are generating enormous profits, we ultimately will bear the costs associated with extreme weather and rising sea levels. Representatives for Pennsylvania 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 Senator Representatives - Pennsylvania
Updated February 3, 2018
Updated February 3, 2018
Robert P. Casey represents Pennsylvania in support of efforts to address climate change. Patrick J. Toomey is Pennsylvania's other senator. Toomey says it is not clear that humans are causing climate change, and he stands against efforts to address climate change in Congress.
...we must rise to the challenge of climate change and revitalize our economy by increasing our efforts in the areas of energy efficiency; developing and adopting cleaner ways of producing electricity; and creating jobs. - Robert P. CaseyLou Barletta is running for senator. He is against efforts to address climate change. Lou Barletta falsely claims that there is disagreement among scientists about climate change.
District 1: Bob Brady is retiring this seat. Several challengers are lining up for the election in 2018. If you know a candidate's position on climate, please send us that info and we will update soon.
District 2: Dwight Evans represents district 2. He has a strong record of supporting the environment, and is in favor of efforts to address climate change.
I believe that our urban core can be an economic generator for our country and do so through green energy investment, mass transportation improvement and other sustainable practices leading the way. I will champion these and other issues in Congress. - Dwight Evans
District 3: Mike Kelly represents district 3 in Pennsylvania. He is against efforts to address climate change. He voted to repeal the Clean Power Plan, and consistently votes against protecting the environment. Several challengers are lining up for the race in 2018.
District 4: Scott Perry represents district 4. He does not believe humans are causing climate change. He voted to cancel the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gas pollution.
District 5: Glenn Thompson represents district 5. He does not believe humans are causing climate change, and he repeats false information and misinformation on climate science. He is against efforts in Congress to address climate change. Several challengers are lining up for the race for this seat in 2018.
District 6: Ryan Costello represents district 6 in PA. He has a poor to mediocre record on voting for the environment, and voted to cancel the EPA's initiative on climate change - The Clean Power Plan. That said, he did express disapproval of Trump's decision to leave the Paris agreement on climate. Several challengers are lining up for this race in 2018.
District 7: Pat Meehan represents district 7 in PA. He is retiring, leaving the door open for a number of challengers who are lining up for the race in 2018. If you have information on these candidates' positions on climate change, please send it to us and we will update soon.
District 8: Brian Fitzpatrick, representative for district 8, wrongly says climate science is disputed. He is against efforts to address climate change in Congress. Several candidates are lining up for this race.
District 9: Bill Shuster represents district 9. He is retiring the seat, which is great because he promotes misinformation to cast doubt on climate science. Several candidates are lining up for the race in 2018. Please send us there positions if you know them.
There continues to be debate among the scientific community on the precise reason why global temperatures have gradually risen over the last century. - misinformation from Bill Shuster
District 10: Tom Marino holds this seat. He is against efforts in Congress to address climate change.
District 11: Lou Barletta is retiring the seat to run for senator. Numerous candidates are lining up for the race in 2018. Please send us candidate positions if you know them. Lou Barletta denies the science of climate change, falsely suggesting that there is disagreement among scientists.
District 12: Keith Rothfus represents district 12. He does not believe climate change is real. He spreads misinformation, repeating false claims that the climate has not warmed in recent years. Several challengers are lining up for the race for this seat.
District 13: Brendan Boyle represents district 13. He is supportive of efforts in Congress to address climate change.
District 14: Mike Doyle represents district 14 with a view that green energy can create jobs in PA. He has a positive stance towards addressing climate change.
District 15: Charlie Dent represents district 15. He is retiring the seat, which is great because Charlie Dent is hostile to climate science, and is against progress on climate change. Numerous candidates are lining up for the race in 2018. We'll update as we can, so please send us candidate positions if you know them.
District 16: Lloyd Smucker represents this district. He consistently votes against the environment, and is incorrectly 'skeptical' of climate science. Several candidates are lining up for the race for this seat, including Christina Hartman, who has more favorable views on climate science.
District 17: Matt Cartwright, representative for district 17, is in favor of efforts in Congress to address climate change.
District 18: The seat for district 18 is vacant. Please send us information on candidates and their positions if you can.
See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering
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