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Our top scientific institutions, including the U.S. military, NASA, and NOAA all 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
Last District Updates 2021
Robert P. Casey represents Pennsylvania in support of efforts to address climate change. Patrick J. Toomey is Pennsylvania's other senator. Toomey has in the past suggested it is not clear that humans are causing climate change, and he has stood against proposals to address climate change through regulation 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
Senator Toomey believes that coal is an essential part of America's energy future, not to mention an important part of Pennsylvania's economy. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been especially aggressive in pursuing regulations that specifically target coal power plants. - Pat Toomey Senate website
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.
District 9: Dan Meuser represents district 9. He does not appear to support efforts to address climate through regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, and has spoken in support of continued development of clean coal and an "all of the above" policy.
District 10: Scott Perry holds this seat. He has stood against proposals in Congress to address the causes of climate change. He acknowledges that climate change is happening, but has stood against proposals to regulate emissions.
District 11: Lloyd Smucker represents district 11. He acknowledges climate science but has said climate change gets "politicized". He seems to favor solutions that include continued use of fossil fuels.
District 12: Fred Keller represents district 12. He supports continued use of fossil fuels. Tom Marino previously represents district 12. He stood against proposals in Congress to address the causes of climate change.
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 has stood against proposals to address the causes of climate change in Congress.
The workers of the 13th District overwhelmingly elected President Trump to remove them from bad deals that hurt their businesses and eliminate their jobs, and I do not support reentering this lopsided pact that is unfair to my constituents. - John Joyce , discussing the Paris Climate Accord
District 14: Guy Reschenthaler represents district 14. He has opposed efforts in Congress to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, and supported Trump's decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord.
I support President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. This was an unfair deal that put our country at a disadvantage by giving a free pass to the world's worst polluters while forcing unrealistic demands on our national economy. - Guy Reschenthaler, House website.
The reason the global temp is rising is due to China's disregard for the environment and emissions standards. In PA, fracking has shown to cut energy costs for millions of Americans while decreasing air pollution and cutting carbon emissions. Guy Reschenthaler, 2020, on Twitter
District 15: Glenn Thompson represents district 15. He has stood against efforts to regulate pollution. On humans contributing to climate change, he had, in the past, said that he was not sure of the degree to which humans contribute. More recently, he has questioned the need for proposed regulations to address climate change, but he seemed to be more inclined to acknowledge that farming has a role to play in addressing climate.
I don't know if we'll approach it from the same perspective (as the Democrats), but I think it's time for everyone in the agriculture industry to get credit for the great things we've done, whether that's for sustainability, climate change or just a clean environment. - Glenn Thompson, quoted by Lancaster Farming
District 16: Mike Kelly represents this district. He has voted against the environment and has stood against regulations to address the causes of climate change in Congress.
As Congress develops an energy policy, the policy should include an "all of the above" approach to solving our energy needs--a policy that encourages development and increases all forms of American energy, from biofuels to coal and everything in between. - Mike Kelly, House website
District 17: Conor Lamb represents this district with limited support for efforts to address climate change. He favors nuclear energy and fracking.
District 18: Mike Doyle represents district 18. He supports efforts to address climate change.

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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