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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Charlie Baker on Environment
Republican nominee for Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charlie Baker on other issues.
  • Protect & preserve natural resources for future generations. (Nov 2010)
Don Berwick on Environment
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Berwick on other issues.
  • Clean our water & air, and push other states also. (Feb 2014)
Martha Coakley on Environment
Democratic Challenger : Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Clean up & redevelop contaminated brownfields. (Oct 2009)
  • Endangered Species Act should consider greenhouse gas effect. (Apr 2009)
  • Enforced hazardous waste management and transport laws. (Apr 2009)
Tom Menino on Environment
Mayor of Boston: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Menino on other issues.
  • We need to protect our natural resources. (Jun 2010)
  • First major city to zone for green building standards. (Apr 2009)
Deval Patrick on Environment
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Engage in DC regulatory fight to protect our fishing fleet. (Sep 2006)
  • Actively protect water and wetlands. (Sep 2005)
  • Focus on environmental justice in poor communities. (Sep 2005)
  • Invest in public transportation & smart growth. (Sep 2005)
Karyn Polito on Environment
Eleventh Worcester Republican (MA State Rep): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Karyn Polito on other issues.
  • Voted NO on requiring dental amalgam (mercury) separators. (Jul 2004)
  • Opposed keeping park maintenance funding within MDC. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on reduced fees for blood lead level testing. (Jul 2003)
Marty Walsh on Environment
Mayor of Boston: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Marty Walsh on other issues.
  • More programs in parks and green spaces. (Nov 2013)
  • Voted YES on requiring dental amalgam (mercury) separators. (Jul 2004)
  • Supported keeping park maintenance funding within MDC. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on reduced fees for blood lead level testing. (Jul 2003)
Dan Wolf on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Wolf on other issues.
  • Concentrate new building while preserving open space. (Nov 2012)
  • Keep wastewater from drinking water and shorelines. (Nov 2012)

Senate:

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Martha Coakley on Environment
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Clean up & redevelop contaminated brownfields. (Oct 2009)
  • Endangered Species Act should consider greenhouse gas effect. (Apr 2009)
  • Enforced hazardous waste management and transport laws. (Apr 2009)
Mo Cowan on Environment
Democratic Appointee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mo Cowan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gabriel Gomez on other issues.
  • I'm a "green Republican"; others in GOP deny science. (Jun 2013)
Brian Herr on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Brian Herr on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Kerry on Environment
Jr Senator (MA), Democratic nominee for President: Click here for 31 full quotes OR click here for John Kerry on other issues.
  • Minority communities more likely polluted than white areas. (Jan 2007)
  • New environmentalists motivated by personal stewardship. (Jan 2007)
  • Live by "Precautionary Principle": first, do no harm. (Jan 2007)
  • The Clear Skies bill is Orwellian and makes things worse. (Oct 2004)
  • Fact Check: Contaminated home uses city water, not bottled. (Dec 2003)
  • Make environmental justice an EPA priority. (Oct 2003)
  • Safeguard the environment and grow the economy. (Jun 2003)
  • 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 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 NO 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)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • End commercial whaling and illegal trade in whale meat. (Jun 2001)
  • Support UNCED Rio Declaration at 2002 conference. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 53% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Sponsored health impact bill for environmental health. (Apr 2006)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored ban on breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Fund projects for international conservation of cranes. (Jan 2009)
  • Fund studies of sustainable fisheries. (Oct 1996)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
Ed Markey on Environment
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Leader of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (Apr 2012)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing. (Jan 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Bruce Skarin on Environment
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Skarin on other issues.
  • Account for polluting our commons. (Mar 2014)
Elizabeth Warren on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
  • 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)

House:


Michael Capuano on Environment
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 90% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • 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. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Mar 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Katherine Clark on Environment
Democrat (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Katherine Clark on other issues.
  • State funds for open space preservation & industrial cleanup. (Nov 1994)
Bill Keating on Environment
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Keating on other issues.
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (May 2012)
  • Rated 88% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Mar 2013)
Joe Kennedy III on Environment
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Joe Kennedy III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim McGovern on Environment
Democratic Representative (MA-3): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Jim McGovern on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (Sep 2012)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Jun 2013)
  • Sponsored educating humans about spaying, neutering, & adopting pets. (Jun 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Seth Moulton on Environment
Democratic Nominee (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Seth Moulton on other issues.
  • We need a sustainable solution to the fishing crisis. (Sep 2014)
Richard Neal on Environment
Democratic Representative (MA-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Richard Neal on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 95% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated 88% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands. (Jan 1993)
John Tierney on Environment
Democratic Representative (MA-6): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for John Tierney on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 95% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (Jul 2012)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated 88% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Richard Tisei on Environment
Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Tisei on other issues.
  • Supported cuts in Water Management Act enforcement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on reduced fees for blood lead level testing. (Jul 2003)
Niki Tsongas on Environment
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Niki Tsongas on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated 75% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Steve Grossman on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Grossman on other issues.
  • Grossman company uses sustainable energy, paper, & ink. (Dec 2013)
Bill Weld on Environment
Previous Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
  • OpEd: Supports expansive environmental regulations. (Aug 2005)
Ted Kennedy on Environment
Democratic Sr Senator (MA): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 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 NO 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 89% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle. (Jun 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Bob Massie on Environment
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Bob Massie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Setti Warren on Environment
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Setti Warren on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barney Frank on Environment
Democratic Representative (MA-4): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Barney Frank on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 95% 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)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 75% 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)
Steve Lynch on Environment
Democratic Representative (MA-9): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Steve Lynch on other issues.
  • Help Massachusetts fishermen as working class. (Mar 2013)
  • Votes for regulating industry and investing in cleanup. (Sep 2001)
  • Tax credits to promote clean air and water. (Aug 2001)
  • 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 95% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Rated 88% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored educating humans about spaying, neutering, & adopting pets. (Jun 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Ed Markey on Environment
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Leader of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (Apr 2012)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing. (Jan 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
John Olver on Environment
Democratic Representative (MA-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Olver on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (Jul 2012)
  • Rated 75% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Tom Birmingham on Environment
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Birmingham on other issues.
  • $26 million for preserving open space. (Nov 2001)
  • Supports brownfield cleanup. (Nov 2001)
Paul Celucci on Environment
Former Republican Governor (1999-2001): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Celucci on other issues.
  • Eliminate mercury releases by 2003. (Sep 2000)
Chris Gabrieli on Environment
Democratic 2006 Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Gabrieli on other issues.
  • Too much protecting environment & not enough adding housing. (Jun 2006)
Kerry Healey on Environment
Former GOP 2006 Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kerry Healey on other issues.
  • Fight new regulations that put fishermen out of business. (Sep 2006)
Carla Howell on Environment
Libertarian Challenger Governor (MA); 2000 Challenger for Senate: Click here for Carla Howell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christy Mihos on Environment
Former Independent Challenger 2006: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Christy Mihos on other issues.
  • Cape Wind hurts fishing industry. (Sep 2006)
  • Eliminate Mass Pike tolls; no MBTA fare increases. (Jul 2006)
  • Extend Blue Line, Silver Line, and Attleboro Line. (Jul 2006)
Shannon O'Brien on Environment
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Shannon O'Brien on other issues.
  • Increase economic incentives for a healthy environment. (Feb 2002)
  • Implement measures that protect both health and environment. (Feb 2002)
  • Planning for growth will protect environment. (Feb 2002)
Robert Reich on Environment
Former Dem. Challenger 2002, and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Reich on other issues.
  • Supports Smart Growth and protecting open space. (May 2002)
  • World environmental agency should impose emissions rules. (Oct 2001)
Tom Reilly on Environment
Former Dem. 2006 Challenger: Click here for Tom Reilly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mitt Romney on Environment
Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • FDA should collaborate with businesses they monitor. (Sep 2012)
  • Clean Air & Water Acts are significantly out of date. (Sep 2012)
  • Welcome input from fisherman to help protect fisheries. (Sep 2012)
  • Mercury rule spends $10B to reduce $6M in pollution. (Sep 2012)
  • Restored public confidence after 2006 Big Dig tragedy. (Jan 2012)
  • Cross-border pollution matters; so build natural gas system. (Jan 2012)
  • Opposed Cape Cod rail extension, but listened to all sides. (Nov 2011)
  • OpEd: Scapegoated head of Mass Turnpike for Big Dig disaster. (Nov 2011)
  • Replace "green jobs" program with American competitiveness. (Oct 2011)
  • States should be able to have their own emissions standards. (Jan 2008)
  • Response to Big Dig death shows how Romney handles crises. (Mar 2007)
  • Lit mountain with Olympic rings while placating enviro’s. (Aug 2004)
  • Clean environment will be a campaign theme. (Mar 2002)
Grace Ross on Environment
Former Green Challenger 2006: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Grace Ross on other issues.
  • Agriculture deserves more economic development attention. (Sep 2006)
Jane Swift on Environment
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jane Swift on other issues.
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
Warren Tolman on Environment
2002 Democratic Challenger MA Governor: Click here for Warren Tolman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Blute on Environment
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Blute on other issues.
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Kenneth Chase on Environment
Republican Challenger, 2004 Congressional candidate: Click here for Kenneth Chase on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Kennedy on Environment
Democrat (until 1999) (District 8): Click here for Joe Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marty Meehan on Environment
Democrat (Retired 2007) (District 5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Marty Meehan on other issues.
  • 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 95% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Joe Moakley on Environment
Democrat (until 2001) (District 9): Click here for Joe Moakley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Torkildsen on Environment
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for Peter Torkildsen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Beatty on Environment
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Jeff Beatty on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Capuano on Environment
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 90% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • 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. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Mar 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Bill Delahunt on Environment
Democratic Representative (MA-10): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bill Delahunt on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Add polar bear & bluefin tuna to endangered species list. (May 2010)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Paul Kirk on Environment
Former Democratic Senate Appointee (2009): Click here for Paul Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Macdonald on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Brian Macdonald on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ed O`Reilly on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed O`Reilly on other issues.
  • Preservation of the basic resources for all life essential. (Nov 2007)
Jim Ogonowski on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Ogonowski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephen Pagliuca on Environment
Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009): Click here for Stephen Pagliuca on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Robinson on Environment
Republican Challenger for Senate (MA): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jack Robinson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
Kevin Scott on Environment
Republican Challenger, previously Wakefield Selectman: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Scott on other issues.
  • Expand recycling, promote energy efficiency. (Jan 2006)
  • Chair of Wakefield Rails-to-Trails Committee. (Dec 2005)
Bob Underwood on Environment
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for Bob Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe L. Kennedy on Environment
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for Joe L. Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Khazei on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Khazei on other issues.
  • More aggressive enforcement of environmental regulations. (Jul 2011)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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