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Stacey Abrams on Environment
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
Click here for 2 full quotes by Stacey Abrams OR click here for Stacey Abrams on other issues.
  • Hurricane recovery is a 10-month process, not 10 days. (Oct 2018)
  • Stay on top of environmental waste & clean-up. (Aug 2017)
Justin Amash on Environment
Independent MI Rep; possible Presidential Challenger
Click here for 4 full quotes by Justin Amash OR click here for Justin Amash on other issues.
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA expansion of regulated waters. (Jul 2014)
  • Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public. (Feb 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Michael Bennet on Environment
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CO Senator
Click here for 7 full quotes by Michael Bennet OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • $5 million to begin work on the Arkansas Valley Conduit. (Oct 2010)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Rated 40% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
Joe Biden on Environment
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 15 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • 1970s: Push to prohibit refineries, to protect state beaches. (Oct 2010)
  • America should guarantee Katrina reconstruction. (Jun 2007)
  • Take away the billions of subsidy to the oil companies. (Jun 2007)
  • Scored 80% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted NO on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • End commercial whaling and illegal trade in whale meat. (Jun 2001)
  • Rated 95% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Mike Bloomberg on Environment
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Click here for 9 full quotes by Mike Bloomberg OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • EPA failing to focus on clean air and clean water. (Apr 2018)
  • Smoking ban has spread from NYC to every big city. (Mar 2013)
  • Containerize 12,000 tons of daily trash & export to landfill. (Sep 2010)
  • PlaNYC 2030: 25-year plan for pollution & infrastructure. (Sep 2010)
  • Congestion pricing: fee for driving into Manhattan. (Sep 2010)
  • Creative housing: deck over highways & build brownfields. (Apr 2007)
  • Clean up 7,600 acres of brownfields; build more parks. (Apr 2007)
  • Environmental justice: clean soot in poor neighborhoods. (Apr 2007)
  • $8 fee to enter NYC by car, to encourage mass transit. (Apr 2007)
Cory Booker on Environment
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
Click here for 14 full quotes by Cory Booker OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • Support next-generation advanced nuclear reactors. (Apr 2019)
  • Rated 100% on all animal welfare ratings. (Dec 2016)
  • Vegetarian since 1992; vegan since 2014. (Feb 2016)
  • Passaic River poisoned because it was cheaper for business. (Feb 2016)
  • Dumping pollutants into rivers externalizes costs. (Feb 2016)
  • Trees reduce erosion & increase property values. (Feb 2016)
  • Green space; green housing; green jobs. (Nov 2013)
  • 2003: Neighborhood development instead of new sports arena. (May 2012)
  • Vegetarian because of environmental impact of eating meat. (Sep 2010)
  • GreenSpaces: public-private partnership for city parks. (Apr 2010)
  • Work with Urban Environmental Institute on solar technology. (Feb 2010)
  • Save our environment while creating jobs and wealth. (Feb 2009)
  • Require labeling genetically engineered food. (Apr 2013)
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2014)
Steve Bullock on Environment
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MT Governor
Click here for 3 full quotes by Steve Bullock OR click here for Steve Bullock on other issues.
  • Passionate about protecting public land access for all. (Sep 2018)
  • MT economy depends on hunting & fishing; let's fund LWCF. (Jan 2015)
  • Tackle the threat of invasive species. (Dec 2014)
Pete Buttigieg on Environment
Democratic Presidential Challenger; IN Mayor
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  • As mayor, installed "River Lights" outdoor art for $700,000. (Feb 2019)
Julian Castro on Environment
Democratic Presidential Challenger; former HUD Secretary
Click here for 5 full quotes by Julian Castro OR click here for Julian Castro on other issues.
  • Executives must deal with disasters in sustainable way. (Jun 2019)
  • We still need to find a long-term solution for nuclear waste. (Apr 2019)
  • Opposed golf course development to protect city's aquifer. (Oct 2018)
  • At HUD: $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition. (Jan 2017)
  • More funding for lead-safe regulations in low-income housing. (Jan 2017)
Hillary Clinton on Environment
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 28 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Conserving biodiversity is essential to our quality of life. (Oct 2016)
  • Establish an American Parks Trust Fund. (Oct 2016)
  • We need green energy jobs & to build on Paris Agreement. (Mar 2016)
  • Federal takeover of Flint water supply if state can't fix it. (Feb 2016)
  • FactCheck: No, Hillary didn't grant eminent domain to China. (Mar 2009)
  • $5B for green-collar jobs in economic stimulus package. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against and consistently opposed to Yucca Mountain. (Jan 2008)
  • A comprehensive energy plan as our Apollo moon shot. (Jan 2008)
  • Advocate a cap and trade system. (Dec 2007)
  • Better track kids’ products for exposures to toxic materials. (Dec 2007)
  • Support green-collar job training. (Aug 2007)
  • Put someone in charge of Katrina recovery who actually cares. (Aug 2007)
  • Overcome almost criminal indifference to Katrina rebuilding. (Jun 2007)
  • Launched EPA study of air quality at Ground Zero. (Jun 2007)
  • Scored 100% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • Stands for clean air and funding the EPA. (Sep 2000)
  • Reduce air pollution to improve children’s health. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Remove PCBs from Hudson River by dredging 200 miles. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 89% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for tax credit to remove lead-based paint. (Nov 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
  • Sponsored health impact bill for environmental health. (Apr 2006)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Bill de Blasio on Environment
NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
Click here for 3 full quotes by Bill de Blasio OR click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
  • Ban Styrofoam in NYC; plastic straws are next. (Jan 2019)
  • Increase bicycling to 6% of all NYC trips by 2020. (Oct 2013)
  • SPARE pledge: Stop Polystyrene & Revitalize the Environment. (Oct 2013)
John Delaney on Environment
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
Click here for 3 full quotes by John Delaney OR click here for John Delaney on other issues.
  • Supports vehicle emissions standards and methane limits. (Apr 2019)
  • Nuclear energy should be part of our portfolio. (Apr 2019)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Tulsi Gabbard on Environment
Democratic Presidential Challenger; HI Rep.
Click here for 3 full quotes by Tulsi Gabbard OR click here for Tulsi Gabbard on other issues.
  • No, no, no to nuclear energy & nuclear waste. (Apr 2019)
  • Require labeling genetically engineered food. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Environment
Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 11 full quotes by Kirsten Gillibrand OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Clean air is a right. (Apr 2019)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Require labeling genetically engineered food. (Apr 2013)
  • Fund projects for international conservation of cranes. (Jan 2009)
Mike Gravel on Environment
Libertarian for President; Former Democratic Senator (AK)
Click here for 8 full quotes by Mike Gravel OR click here for Mike Gravel on other issues.
  • Eliminate all single-use plastics. (Apr 2019)
  • 1971 support of SST conflicted with environmentalists. (May 2008)
  • Strengthen Clean Water Act & Clean Air Act. (Apr 2008)
  • To get Americans to conserve, change the tax structure. (Jul 2007)
  • Iraq funds could build 4 million homes for Katrina victims. (Jun 2007)
  • Support a carbon tax and stop fighting wars for oil. (Jun 2007)
  • Sponsored bill for Congress to decide land use, not DOI. (Sep 1979)
  • Sponsored bill allowing tax deduction for recycling costs. (Apr 1980)
Kamala Harris on Environment
Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
Click here for 3 full quotes by Kamala Harris OR click here for Kamala Harris on other issues.
  • 100% lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters. (Jan 2019)
  • Prosecuted polluters for illegal dumping and air pollution. (Aug 2017)
  • Fight to protect our coast. (Apr 2015)
Howie Hawkins on Environment
Green Challenger
Click here for 2 full quotes by Howie Hawkins OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Environmental collapse follows from capitalist system. (May 2019)
  • Strengthen environmental regulation and enforcement. (Nov 2006)
John Hickenlooper on Environment
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CO Governor
Click here for 6 full quotes by John Hickenlooper OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • Solve problem of disposal of high-level radioactive waste. (Apr 2019)
  • Watershed cleanup shouldn't always meet fed. standards. (Jan 2016)
  • Start methane capture rule; finish Water Plan. (Jan 2014)
  • Develop federal land instead of protecting the sage grous. (Dec 2013)
  • Supports Obama's "Great Outdoors" conservation ethic. (Nov 2011)
  • Water policy: Collaboration, Conservation and Capacity. (Nov 2010)
Larry Hogan on Environment
Republican Maryland Governor
Click here for 2 full quotes by Larry Hogan OR click here for Larry Hogan on other issues.
  • Coastal bays program scores "B-", in positive trend. (Sep 2018)
  • Reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment in Chesapeake Bay. (Feb 2017)
Jay Inslee on Environment
Democratic WA Governor; Former Representative (WA-1)
Click here for 18 full quotes by Jay Inslee OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Explore next-generation advanced nuclear technologies. (Apr 2019)
  • Imperative to save the Southern Resident orcas. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
John Kasich on Environment
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President
Click here for 11 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Eliminate NOAA; let DOI safeguard natural resources. (Sep 2018)
  • Properly balance environmental stewardship and job creation. (Sep 2018)
  • Reduce Erie pollution with tougher fertilizer regulations. (Jul 2018)
  • Mandate best practices to reduce farm fertilizer runoff. (Jul 2018)
  • $2.5B invested in cleaning Lake Erie, and keep it clean. (Apr 2017)
  • We should not worship environment like pantheists. (Jun 2015)
  • Strengthen Clean Water Act; increase federal grazing fees. (Nov 1996)
  • Manage the environment to bequest it to future. (Apr 1999)
  • Environment and economy are not at odds. (Apr 1999)
  • Devolve enviro policy-making to State and community. (Apr 1999)
  • Examples of local enviro policy successes. (Apr 1999)
Amy Klobuchar on Environment
DFL Sr Senator (MN)
Click here for 11 full quotes by Amy Klobuchar OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Open PolyMet copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range. (Jun 2018)
  • I don't think manure is toxic waste. (Aug 2015)
  • Preserve open spaces, farmlands, hunting lands, & wetlands. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 40% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
Wayne Messam on Environment
FL Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
Click here for 2 full quotes by Wayne Messam OR click here for Wayne Messam on other issues.
  • Nuclear energy falls short; no new nuke plants. (Apr 2019)
  • Supports fighting climate change. (Mar 2019)
Seth Moulton on Environment
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MA Rep.
Click here for 3 full quotes by Seth Moulton OR click here for Seth Moulton on other issues.
  • We need a sustainable solution to the fishing crisis. (Sep 2014)
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2014)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Beto O`Rourke on Environment
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
Click here for 3 full quotes by Beto O`Rourke OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Ensure EPA's funding & independence. (Oct 2018)
  • Require labeling genetically engineered food. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Barack Obama on Environment
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 38 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • WOTUS 2015: expansive definition of protected waterways. (Dec 2018)
  • First reform of food safety laws in more than 70 years. (Sep 2012)
  • Bolster the use of organic farming methods. (Sep 2012)
  • National clean water framework: protect America's waters. (Sep 2012)
  • Establish Great Lakes Restoration and National Ocean Policy. (Sep 2012)
  • Monitor health of fisheries & establish "pollution diet". (Sep 2012)
  • BP spill was biggest environmental disaster ever faced. (Oct 2011)
  • Sent 17,500 troops and 1,400 ships to deal with BP spill. (Oct 2011)
  • Promised that anyone losing job in spill would get BP check. (Nov 2010)
  • Top USDA priority: make sure all kids are well-fed. (May 2010)
  • Cash for Clunkers: $4,500 to trade in old car for new. (May 2010)
  • Greenhouse gases declared dangerous to public health. (May 2010)
  • Government should invest in clean energy & green jobs. (Oct 2008)
  • $150B over next 10 years for green energy sector. (Aug 2008)
  • Support reforestation as carbon sequestration issue. (Jul 2008)
  • Willing to suspend ethanol subsidy to keep food prices down. (May 2008)
  • Genesis teaches stewardship of earth: sacrifice for future. (Apr 2008)
  • 1980s: Tested for asbestos at Chicago housing project. (Apr 2008)
  • Regulate animal feeding operations for pollution. (Feb 2008)
  • Will end the notion of Yucca Mountain nuclear storage. (Jan 2008)
  • Promote green technologies and fuel efficiency standards. (Dec 2007)
  • Organized inner-city recycling; fought environmental racism. (Oct 2007)
  • Reduce mercury and lead to protect community health. (Aug 2007)
  • Protect the Great Lakes & our National Parks and Forests. (Aug 2007)
  • 1985: Organized asbestos removal in Chicago housing project. (Aug 2007)
  • Give Katrina contracts to locals, not to Halliburton. (Jun 2007)
  • Health Care for Hybrids proposal for fuel efficiency. (Mar 2007)
  • Three months working on minority students recycling. (Aug 1996)

    Legislative Record

  • 2005: Worked with Sen. Coburn (R, OK) on Katrina oversight. (Apr 2012)
  • Stimulus bill earmark for LA-Vegas mag-lev railway. (May 2010)
  • Passed lead abatement & 24 other laws in IL Senate. (Aug 2007)
  • Scored 60% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Tax credit to remove lead-based housepaint. (Nov 2005)
  • Establish commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
  • Sponsored health impact bill for environmental health. (Apr 2006)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Mike Pence on Environment
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
Click here for 14 full quotes by Mike Pence OR click here for Mike Pence on other issues.
  • Regional Cities Initiative: enhance community appeal. (Feb 2019)
  • Veto climate bill compromise by industry & environmentalists. (Apr 2016)
  • Signed a bill that allows for more usage of eminent domain. (Mar 2014)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Tim Ryan on Environment
Democratic Representative (OH-17)
Click here for 18 full quotes by Tim Ryan OR click here for Tim Ryan on other issues.
  • Nuclear power needs to be part of the future for us. (Apr 2019)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (Mar 2012)
  • Rated 25% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Require labeling genetically engineered food. (Apr 2013)
  • Create database on algal blooms in the Great Lakes. (Jan 2015)
  • Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public. (Feb 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Bernie Sanders on Environment
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 28 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Opposes new nuclear power plant development. (Apr 2019)
  • Leave a planet to our kids that is healthy & habitable. (Apr 2018)
  • Climate change will lead to international security crises. (Nov 2015)
  • Advocate of animal welfare and humane treatment. (Sep 2015)
  • Protect important watersheds and wildlife areas. (Sep 2015)
  • GMOs are ok, but only with required labeling. (Sep 2015)
  • Our kids will ask why we made planet less habitable. (Oct 2013)
  • Sophisticated equipment transformed farms to overproduction. (Oct 2012)
  • Very large farms raise questions about animal cruelty. (Oct 2012)
  • Cut subsidies of wealthy farmers; increase grazing fees. (Jun 1997)
  • City residents often frozen out of development decisions. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 90% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (Mar 2012)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Require labeling genetically engineered food. (Apr 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Howard Schultz on Environment
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President
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  • Protect earth's resources and promote sustainable farming. (Mar 2012)
  • Effort to reduce environmental impact of Starbucks. (Mar 2012)
  • Human deforestation contributes more carbon than all cars. (Mar 2012)
  • Paper sleeves instead of polystyrene coffee cups. (Jan 1999)
Joe Sestak on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger; former Navy Admiral
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  • Ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. (Jun 2019)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Add polar bear & bluefin tuna to endangered species list. (May 2010)
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Fund projects for international conservation of cranes. (Jan 2009)
Tom Steyer on Environment
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO
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  • Corporate profits matter more than keeping people alive. (Jul 2019)
  • Stand up to corporate polluters who poison our air & water. (Jul 2019)
Eric Swalwell on Environment
Withdrawn Democratic Presidential Challenger; CA Rep
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  • Opposes existing nuclear power plants; but research fusion. (Apr 2019)
  • Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public. (Feb 2016)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Donald Trump on Environment
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • WOTUS 2018: limited definition of protected waterways. (Dec 2018)
  • Overrule Fisheries Commission and allow more fish harvesting. (Jul 2017)
  • Regulations by unelected officials reward special interests. (Oct 2016)
  • 2008: pushed Scotland golf course despite enviro fragility. (Aug 2016)
  • Eminent domain is something you need very strongly. (Feb 2016)
  • Cut the EPA; what they do is a disgrace. (Oct 2015)
  • Eminent domain pays more than fair market value. (Oct 2015)
  • Eminent domain is a very useful tool for job creation. (Oct 2015)
  • My sons love trophy hunting, but I'm not a believer. (Sep 2015)
  • Won't go to circuses that cut elephants due to animal rights. (Mar 2015)
  • Partner with environmentalists when undertaking projects. (Apr 2010)
  • Good development enhances the environment. (Jan 2008)
  • Asbestos got a bad rap from miners & mob-led movement. (Oct 1997)
  • Humiliated NYC Mayor by finishing ice rink on time on budget. (Oct 1997)
  • Bureaucratic land use reviews make projects unbuildable. (Oct 1997)
  • FactCheck: Yes, hybrid family vehicles are available in US. ()
Jesse Ventura on Environment
Former Independent MN Governor
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  • EPA approved poisons in Gulf to disperse BP oil spill. (Apr 2011)
  • Driven off his family farm due to development. (Apr 2008)
  • Entered mayoral race because of water drainage issues. (Apr 2008)
  • Pushed for light rail in Twin Cities. (Apr 2008)
  • Smart Growth with greenways and mass transit. (Dec 2000)
  • Recycling conserves our limited resources. (Nov 1998)
  • Teach environment in grade schools. (Oct 1998)
  • Too risky to have large feedlots near homes. (Oct 1998)
  • Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol. (May 2000)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone. (May 1998)
Arvin Vohra on Environment
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Ch
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  • Fight EPA regulatory over-reach. (Mar 2018)
  • Our biggest polluter is the American Government. (Dec 2017)
Elizabeth Warren on Environment
Massachusetts Senator; head of CFPB
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  • Collective trusts for asbestos victims, not individual cases. (Apr 2014)
  • Endorsed by Sierra Club and Clean Water Action. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Require labeling genetically engineered food. (Apr 2013)
Bill Weld on Environment
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
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  • Protect environment with competition, not regulation. (Aug 2016)
  • 1996 River Protection Act: 9,000 miles of land use rules. (Jun 2016)
  • Favored EPA's electric car mandate and stricter smog limits. (May 2016)
  • OpEd: Supports expansive environmental regulations. (Aug 2005)
Marianne Williamson on Environment
Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger
Click here for 4 full quotes by Marianne Williamson OR click here for Marianne Williamson on other issues.
  • Opposes nuclear power; phase out existing reactors. (Apr 2019)
  • Deal with factory farming by having environmentalists at EPA. (Apr 2019)
  • EPA head shouldn't be from chemical or oil industry. (Apr 2019)
  • Clean air and water are environmental justice. (Jul 2018)
Andrew Yang on Environment
Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO
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  • Thorium-based nuclear plants are safe and reliable. (Apr 2019)
  • Nuclear isn't perfect, but it's a solid solution for now. (Mar 2019)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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