Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections
The U.S. military, NASA, NOAA, and our top scientific institutions 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 Tennessee 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.
Find Your Voter District and Congress Representatives' Positions on ClimateEnter an address to find your House and Senate representatives.
United States Senate
Updated February 3, 2018
Updated February 3, 2018
Tennessee is represented in the Senate by Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker. Lamar Alexander has acknowledged humans are causing climate change and says something needs to be done about it. Both Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker expressed disapproval of Trump's anti-environment picks to lead the EPA. However, both Lamar Alexander and Corker voted to cancel the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Both senators also consistently vote against the environment. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker deserve recognition for acknowledging climate science as Republicans, but little to none of their voting supports action on climate change. Tennessee also has several elected House representatives who dismiss climate science.
District 1: Phil Roe represents district 1 in Tennessee. He is against efforts to slow climate change and falsely argues that the science is questionable.
District 2: Jimmy Duncan is retiring this seat. He denies climate science and repeats misinformation about climate change. Numerous challengers are lining up to run in 2018. If you know of any that support efforts on climate change, please send us that information.
District 3: Chuck Fleischmann represents district 3 in Tennessee. He is against efforts to address climate change.
District 4: Scott DesJarlais represents district 4 in Tennessee. He votes against the environment consistently, and votes against efforts in Congress to address climate change.
District 5: Jim Cooper represents district 5. He supports efforts to solve climate change, and called Trump's poor decision to leave the Paris agreement on climate a "Moral Failure".
District 6: Diane Black represents Tennessee's 6th district. She is against efforts to address climate change, and applauded Trump's poor decision to leave the Paris agreement on climate.
District 7: Marsha Blackburn represents district 7 in Tennessee. She is one of the great climate deniers out there. She regularly mangles facts, cites debunked, anti-science propaganda, and repeats misleading claims and misinformation to attempt to discredit climate science. She should be embarrassed, yet she has no problem arguing these points of view when credible scientists fully dismiss what she says as false.
District 8: David Kustoff represents district 8 in Tennessee. We cannot find any indication he breaks with his party's stance against efforts to address climate.
District 9: Steve Cohen has a record of protecting the environment. He supports efforts in Congress to address climate change.
See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering
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