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Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections

Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania 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 Senator Representatives - Pennsylvania
Updated 2019
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. Casey
District 1: Brian Fitzpatrick, a Republican, refreshingly supports efforts to address climate change.
Climate change is real and humans are a contributing factor. Leaders on both sides of the aisle must take serious and reasonable steps to protect our planet. - Brian Fitzpatrick
District 2: Brendan Boyle represents district 2. He has a strong record of supporting the environment, and is in favor of efforts to address climate change.
At a time when climate change and global warming pose an unparalleled threat to our national security and the safety of the planet, we must fight back against the Trump Administration's codification of climate change denial. - Brendan Boyle
District 3: Dwight Evans represents district 3. 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 4: Madeleine Dean represents district 4. She supports efforts to address climate change.
District 5: Mary Scanlon represents district 5. She supports efforts to address climate change.
Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing our nation and planet, and it deserves a serious response. - Mary Scanlon
District 6: Chrissy Houlahan represents district 6 in PA. The district previously was represented by Ryan Costello, who voted to cancel the EPA's initiative on climate change - The Clean Power Plan. Chrissy Houlahan is a supporter of efforts to address climate change.
District 7: Susan Wild is an outspoken supporter of efforts to address climate.
Climate Change and the greed of Big Oil are decimating our remaining natural wonders and seashores. - Susan Wild
District 8: Matt Cartwright, who represents district 8, is a supporter of efforts to address climate change. The district was previously represented by Brian Fitzpatrick, who wrongly said that climate science is disputed.
District 9: Dan Meuser represents district 9. He does not appear to support efforts to address climate.
District 10: Scott Perry holds this seat. He is against efforts in Congress to address climate change. He acknowledges that climate change is happening, but is against proposal to address it.
District 11: Lloyd Smucker represents district 11. He acknowledges climate science but says climate change gets "politicized". His solution supports continued use of fossil fuels.
District 12: Tom Marino represents district 12. He is a notorious climate change denier.
The President's EPA claims that climate change is fueled by carbon pollution but fails to get tough with the biggest polluters in the global community like China and Russia. - Tom Marino
District 13: John Joyce represents district 13. He is against efforts to address climate change.
District 14: Guy Reschenthaler represents district 14. He opposes efforts to address climate change and has worked to block efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
District 15: Glenn Thompson represents district 15. He is against efforts to regulate pollution, and has worked to allow more pollution in waterways. On humans contributing to climate change, he said that he was not sure of the degree to which they contribute.
District 16: Mike Kelly represents this district. He consistently votes against the environment and does not support efforts to slow climate change.
District 17: Conor Lamb represents this district, and with limited support for efforts to address climate change. He favors nuclear energy.
District 18: Mike Doyle represents district 18. He supports efforts to address climate change.
 

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