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Sean Parnell on Environment
Republican Governor: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Sean Parnell on other issues.
  • Alaska is not just one big national park; keep EPA out. (Jan 2012)
  • Invest in natural resources: fishing, mining, and timber. (Jan 2012)
  • Don't leave Alaska's oil buried in the ground. (Oct 2011)
  • Oil and gas production means jobs for Americans. (Oct 2011)
  • Explore & extract rare earth elements in Alaska. (Oct 2011)
  • Support timber industry by increasing land for logging. (Oct 2011)
  • Natural resources are to be used; not locked up by feds. (Oct 2011)
  • Continued desire to harvest timber. (May 2011)
  • AK statehood was a mandate for resource development. (Jan 2011)
  • Feds misuse ESA listings to delay resource development. (Jan 2010)

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Mark Begich on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mark Begich on other issues.
  • Implemented energy efficiency and conservation in Anchorage. (May 2008)
  • Respect unique cultural role of subsistence whaling. (May 2007)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
  • Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing. (Feb 2013)
Joe Miller on Environment
Challenger and previous Republican Nominee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Miller on other issues.
  • Stop cramming animal rights agenda onto Alaskan dog racing. (Mar 2013)
  • Alaska has resource wealth; develop it & wean off of feds. (Oct 2010)
Lisa Murkowski on Environment
Independent Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Lisa Murkowski on other issues.
  • Kept rank on Natural Resources Committee after dropping GOP. (Sep 2010)
  • Pay a fee if one’s actions place other users in harm’s way. (Oct 2004)
  • Won grants for harbor improvements. (Jun 2004)
  • Convinced to keep Pacific Salmon Commission funding. (Jun 2004)
  • 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 11% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing. (Feb 2013)
Dan Sullivan on Environment
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Sullivan on other issues.
  • Challenge NPS for infringing rights on federal lands. (Dec 2013)
Mead Treadwell on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mead Treadwell on other issues.
  • Adopt native place names on USGS maps. (Oct 2013)
  • Demand sane development of our Arctic lands. (Jan 2013)
  • End sweeping lockups thru "wild land" & "roadless" rules. (May 2011)

House:


Don Young on Environment
Republican Representative (AK-At-Large): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Don Young on other issues.
  • 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 environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
  • Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects. (Jun 2013)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
  • Fund studies of sustainable fisheries. (Oct 1996)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Frank Murkowski on Environment
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • 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 YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Fund studies of sustainable fisheries. (Oct 1996)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
Tony Knowles on Environment
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Tony Knowles on other issues.
  • Strongly opposes Pebble mine as an unacceptable risk. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes “Roads to Resources”: no subsidized access to mines. (Oct 2006)
  • Amend AK constitution to cement rural subsistence fishing. (Oct 2006)
  • Appropriate to levy reasonable fees to upkeep public lands. (Oct 2004)
  • Pro-Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Jun 2004)
  • Support “doing it right” approach to development. (Jun 2004)
  • Habitat protection along with sustained yield. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish wolf and bear protection areas. (Feb 2001)
  • 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)
Sarah Palin on Environment
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President: Click here for 19 full quotes 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)
Jim Sykes on Environment
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Sykes on other issues.
  • Support keeping the Arctic Refuge intact. (Jun 2004)
Frank Vondersaar on Environment
Democrat Challenger (2002; and lost 2010 primary): Click here for Frank Vondersaar on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Cuddy on Environment
Republican challenger: Click here for Dave Cuddy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McAdams on Environment
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott McAdams on other issues.
  • Extract resource wealth respected labor & environment. (Oct 2010)
Frank Murkowski on Environment
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • 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 YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Fund studies of sustainable fisheries. (Oct 1996)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
Rick Sikma on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Rick Sikma on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ted Stevens on Environment
Republican Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Ted Stevens on other issues.
  • Author of Fishery Conservation and Management Act. (Nov 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)
  • 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 YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Congress should decide land use, not DOI. (Sep 1979)
  • Fund studies of sustainable fisheries. (Oct 1996)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Vic Vickers on Environment
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Vic Vickers on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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