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Ajamu Baraka on Environment
Green Party vice-presidential nominee
Click here for 2 full quotes by Ajamu Baraka OR click here for Ajamu Baraka on other issues.
  • Adopt the Precautionary Principle. (Aug 2016)
  • State has responsibility to ensure a clean environment. (Dec 2009)
Joe Biden on Environment
Outgoing 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)
Jeb Bush on Environment
Former Republican FL Governor
Click here for 18 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Eminent domain should not be used for private purposes. (Feb 2016)
  • Repeal EPA restrictions on clean water and clean power. (Nov 2015)
  • Let the market decide on RFS' ethanol in gasoline. (Mar 2015)
  • 1990s: Compensate landowners; 2010s: state-run conservation. (Jan 2015)
  • Florida Forever: $1B for environmental land purchases. (Dec 2009)
  • Everglades are "crown jewel" of Florida environmental legacy. (Dec 2009)
  • Acceler8: $1.5B plan for Everglades restoration. (Dec 2009)
  • Declined results of state survey to limit urban sprawl. (Dec 2009)
  • 2004: Universal praise for handling spate of hurricanes. (Feb 2007)
  • 1,920-acre development on edge of Everglades. (Feb 2007)
  • New marine sanctuary to protect the Florida Keys. (Mar 2004)
  • Drilling in Gulf of Mexico hurts Florida tourism industry. (Jan 2001)
  • Restrict Eminent Domain; most severe of all govt powers. (Jun 2000)
  • Let industries “self-audit”; compensate for “takings”. (Jul 1998)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)
Ben Carson on Environment
Tea Party challenger in Republican primary
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  • Native Americans casinos are justified, but not beneficial. (Jan 2012)
  • Protecting environment logical for capitalists & socialists. (Jan 2012)
Lincoln Chafee on Environment
Democratic presidential challenger; Independent RI Governor; Republican Senator (1999-2007)
Click here for 12 full quotes by Lincoln Chafee OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Proper respect for our natural world & vulnerable species. (Jun 2015)
  • We believe in environmental stewardship. (Sep 2012)
  • Committee vote killed Bush's "Clear Skies" initiative. (Feb 2012)
  • 2000: Cleanup abandoned urban brownfields. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 79% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Hillary Clinton on Environment
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 26 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • 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)
Ted Cruz on Environment
Republican Texas Senator
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  • Federal government shouldn't own $14 trillion worth of land. (Jun 2015)
  • Don't pick winners & losers like RFS' ethanol in gasoline. (Mar 2015)
  • OpEd: Tweeted joke picture of endangered tiger skin rug. (Mar 2014)
  • OpEd: Tweeted joke picture of endangered tiger skin rug. (Mar 2014)
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
Carly Fiorina on Environment
Republican primary challenger and former CEO
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  • New EPA regulations will destroy livelihoods & industries. (Aug 2015)
  • EPA thinks that a fish is more important than 1000's of jobs. (Aug 2015)
  • Protect families, not just fish and flies and frogs. (Sep 2010)
  • Account for social & economic impact of Endangered Species. (Sep 2010)
  • OpEd: Weaken the EPA. (Aug 2010)
  • Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism. (Aug 2010)
Lindsey Graham on Environment
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3)
Click here for 9 full quotes by Lindsey Graham OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Climate change is real, but don't make a religion of it. (Apr 2015)
  • Green diesel regulations cost $367 per truck per year. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 60% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
Mike Huckabee on Environment
Former Republican AR Governor
Click here for 13 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • Climate change is questionable; address other issues instead. (Jun 2015)
  • Ethanol mandate is a matter of national security. (Mar 2015)
  • Hunters are some of our most dedicated environmentalists. (Nov 2008)
  • 2006: Smoke-free workplace across all of Arkansas. (Nov 2008)
  • Stewardship of the air and land and soil is very important. (Feb 2008)
  • Follow Boy Scout rule: leave earth better than we found it. (May 2007)
  • Supported conserving Buffalo River in north AR against dams. (Jan 2007)
  • Conservatives believe in conservation. (Jan 2007)
  • The earth is the Lord’s; we are merely its caretakers. (Jan 2007)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)
Bobby Jindal on Environment
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Bobby Jindal OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Too-big feds failed on BP oil spill just like on Katrina. (Nov 2010)
  • Feds took weeks to build sand berms needed for BP spill. (Nov 2010)
  • Faith-based groups moved faster than feds during Katrina. (Nov 2010)
  • $300 million for hurricane protection & coastal restoration. (Mar 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 YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
Gary Johnson on Environment
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
Click here for 9 full quotes by Gary Johnson OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • Never used eminent domain as governor; wouldn't as president. (Jun 2012)
  • Vetoed limits on number of pets people can own. (Mar 2012)
  • No compromise on clean air, but no cap-and-trade. (Oct 2011)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species. (Aug 2001)
  • Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions. (Aug 2001)
  • Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup. (Aug 2001)
  • State primacy over water quantity & quality issues. (Aug 2001)
Tim Kaine on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously Governor
Click here for 8 full quotes by Tim Kaine OR click here for Tim Kaine on other issues.
  • We must protect resources like oyster reefs and clean water. (Jul 2016)
  • A clean environment and a strong economy need not contradict. (Mar 2014)
  • Always work to protect our air, water and land. (Feb 2012)
  • Save animal lives with anti-freeze poisoning prevention bill. (Mar 2009)
  • Comprehensive study of mercury's effect on environment. (Feb 2007)
  • Historic investments in water quality & open space. (Jan 2007)
  • Invest in ongoing work to clean up rivers & Chesapeake Bay. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
John Kasich on Environment
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President
Click here for 6 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • 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)
Evan McMullin on Environment
Conservative independent challenger
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    No stance on record.
Martin O`Malley on Environment
Democratic Former Governor of Maryland
Click here for 5 full quotes by Martin O`Malley OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Green revolution: 100% clean electric grid by 2050. (Oct 2015)
  • Support sustainable green building, architecture and design. (Oct 2015)
  • Passed milestone of preserving 1 million acres of open space. (Jan 2014)
  • Flush Tax: fund green upgrade to wastewater treatment plants. (Feb 2012)
  • Adopt the Clean Cars Act to fight global warming. (Jan 2007)
Barack Obama on Environment
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 37 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • 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)
Sarah Palin on Environment
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 19 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • 1996: initial mayoral issue: Bike paths in Wasilla. (Sep 2011)
  • 2007: Opposed listing polar bears as endangered species. (Sep 2011)
  • 1996: Gave evangelical churches access to city parks. (Sep 2011)
  • In Alaska, Mother Nature wins. (Sep 2010)
  • Exxon Valdez spill was environmental & economic disaster. (Nov 2009)
  • 20 years to recover Exxon Valdez damages for people of AK. (Nov 2009)
  • FactCheck: Praised $500M for Valdez victims; but wanted $2B. (Nov 2009)
  • Opposed protections for salmon from mining contamination. (Aug 2008)
  • Sue US government to stop listing polar bear as endangered. (Aug 2008)
  • We must encourage timber, mining, drilling, & fishing. (Jan 2008)
  • Wolf predator control is important for subsistence hunters. (Sep 2007)
  • Feds shouldn’t list beluga whales as endangered. (Aug 2007)
  • Provide stability in regulations for developers. (Jan 2007)
  • Convince the rest of the nation to open ANWR. (Jan 2007)
  • Fish platform: “Resource First” philosophy. (Nov 2006)
  • Rail provides critical link for business development. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports “Roads to Resources”: subsidized access to mines. (Oct 2006)
  • Don’t duplicate effort in monitoring cruise ship emissions. (Oct 2006)
  • Don’t amend AK constitution for rural subsistence fishing. (Oct 2006)
Rand Paul on Environment
Republican Kentucky Senator
Click here for 11 full quotes by Rand Paul OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Balance environmental safety with business deregulation. (Apr 2015)
  • Hurricane Sandy relief ads were conflict of interest. (Nov 2013)
  • Hurricane recovery money is bankrupting the government. (Jul 2013)
  • Our federal government regulates everything and anything. (Sep 2012)
  • Citizens run afoul of vague definition of "wetlands". (Sep 2012)
  • EPA regulations cost $15 trillion in 2012. (Sep 2012)
  • EPA enforcement nullifies due process and judicial review. (Sep 2012)
  • Land rules made by delusional government interventionists. (Sep 2012)
  • Navigable waters should mean permanently flowing. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Mike Pence on Environment
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
Click here for 13 full quotes by Mike Pence OR click here for Mike Pence on other issues.
  • 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)
Rick Perry on Environment
Republican Governor (TX)
Click here for 17 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Ethanol waiver in Texas but not in Iowa: let states decide. (Mar 2015)
  • Unsuccessfully had rural agency rebuild after Hurricane Ike. (Sep 2013)
  • Create jobs by taking advantage of our natural resources. (Oct 2011)
  • We reduced NO2 and ozone in TX without scientists dictating. (Sep 2011)
  • Flexible permitting to reduce ozone & NOx levels. (Feb 2011)
  • Flexible permitting: cap emissions for entire facility. (Nov 2010)
  • Katrina: feds impede crucial work; get out of the way. (Nov 2010)
  • Stop declaring wildlife sanctuaries on water reservoirs. (Feb 2007)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)
  • Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species. (Aug 2001)
  • Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions. (Aug 2001)
  • Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup. (Aug 2001)
  • State primacy over water quantity & quality issues. (Aug 2001)
  • Keystone XL Pipeline fundamental to economic prosperity. (Jan 2013)
Marco Rubio on Environment
Republican Florida Senator
Click here for 12 full quotes by Marco Rubio OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • Property rights are a basic right; eminent domain attacks it. (Oct 2015)
  • Kelo case was egregiously flawed; limit eminent domain. (Oct 2015)
  • Co-sponsored bill to prevent "soring" of show horses. (Sep 2015)
  • Fix environment with free market, not government mandates. (Feb 2014)
  • State-run insurance carriers mean more taxpayer subsidies. (Jun 2012)
  • Partner with private companies for transportation system. (Nov 2006)
  • Hurricane Savings Accounts for homeowners' insurance. (Nov 2006)
  • Utilize toll revenues to widen & improve expressways. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase funding for making homes hurricane-resistant. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
Bernie Sanders on Environment
Democratic primry challenger; Socialist Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 26 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • 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)
Rick Santorum on Environment
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 11 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Taking manufacturing back to US will reduce global warming. (Jan 2016)
  • Remove Obama regulations on mercury & waters. (Jan 2016)
  • China creates 5 times US pollution levels; bring jobs here. (Jan 2016)
  • Ethanol mandate brings jobs & energy independence. (Mar 2015)
  • Nature is a subtle web of intricate connections. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted NO on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Jill Stein on Environment
Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor
Click here for 16 full quotes by Jill Stein OR click here for Jill Stein on other issues.
  • Adopt the Precautionary Principle. (Aug 2016)
  • Stand up to the aggressive abuse of eminent domain. (Apr 2016)
  • Create local, sustainable, organic, plant-based food system. (Mar 2016)
  • Moratorium on GMOs until they are proven safe. (Jun 2015)
  • Restore shorelines, deltas, forests, and grazing systems. (Jun 2015)
  • Promote sustainable agriculture & freedom from toxic threats. (Apr 2015)
  • Filthy Five: clean up coal plants in Massachusetts. (Mar 2015)
  • Current food subsidies drive system towards FrankenFood. (Nov 2012)
  • Connect the dots between super hurricanes and oil burning. (Oct 2012)
  • EPA should apply science, free from polluters' influence. (Oct 2012)
  • Green Transition Program: convert gray economy to green. (Jan 2012)
  • Environment & economy are interdependent; not at odds. (Dec 2011)
  • Sustainable transportation plus sustainable food supply. (Dec 2011)
  • $200M for 50,000 green jobs: address both supply demand. (Sep 2010)
  • Sustainable development; and ban genetically modified food. (Nov 2001)
  • Weak scientific understanding of effects of toxic exposure. (Jan 2000)
Donald Trump on Environment
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 13 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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. ()
Scott Walker on Environment
Republican Wisconsin Governor
Click here for 5 full quotes by Scott Walker OR click here for Scott Walker on other issues.
  • Keep ethanol mandate until oil companies allow free market. (Mar 2015)
  • Freeze stewardship program for state lands. (Mar 2015)
  • Streamline process for safe and environmentally sound mining. (Jan 2013)
  • Don't ignore sportsmen in DNR decisions. (Nov 2010)
  • Delist wolf & implement land use policy that benefit people. (Aug 2010)
James Webb on Environment
Former Virginia Democratic Senator
Click here for 5 full quotes by James Webb OR click here for James Webb on other issues.
  • More funding to reduce traffic congestion. (Oct 2006)
  • 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)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Bill Weld on Environment
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
Click here for 4 full quotes by Bill Weld OR click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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