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Susana Martinez on Environment
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Susana Martinez on other issues.
  • $3.3M in fines from those who break environmental rules. (Jan 2012)
  • Oversee natural resources to balance economy & environment. (Jan 2011)

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Jeff Bingaman on Environment
Democratic Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Bingaman on other issues.
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Support UNCED Rio Declaration at 2002 conference. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 79% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 40% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Martin Heinrich on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 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)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 88% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
John Sanchez on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for John Sanchez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Udall on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated 80% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Heather Wilson on Environment
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • 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)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)

House:


Ben Ray Lujan on Environment
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ben Ray Lujan 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)
  • 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 75% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Michelle Lujan-Grisham on Environment
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Michelle Lujan-Grisham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Pearce on Environment
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Strike a balance between the environment and the economy. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • 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 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Give tax breaks for start-up farms for 10-year commitment. (Jan 2008)
  • Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bill Richardson on Environment
Democratic Governor (NM); Secretary of Commerce-Designee: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bill Richardson on other issues.
  • Green Jobs Cabinet: build aggressive clean energy strategy. (Jan 2009)
  • Invest in bike lanes & commuter bike facilities. (Oct 2007)
  • Lack of Katrina response by our government was inexcusable. (Jul 2007)
  • Katrina response “disgraceful”; reform FEMA & insurance. (Jun 2007)
  • Require renewable technologies and ask for conservation. (Jun 2007)
  • Expand and create new state parks. (Jan 2004)
  • Develop a comprehensive water management plan. (Jan 2004)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
  • Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands. (Jan 1993)
Hector Balderas on Environment
Former Democratic Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Hector Balderas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Martin Heinrich on Environment
Democrat (Senate run 2012) (District 1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 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)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 88% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Gary Johnson on Environment
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • 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)
Joe Carraro on Environment
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for Joe Carraro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Skeen on Environment
Former Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Skeen on other issues.
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Gloria Tristani on Environment
2002 Democratic Challenger (NM): Click here for Gloria Tristani on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Benavides on Environment
Republican challenger; previously state senator: Click here for Tom Benavides on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pete Domenici on Environment
Republican Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Pete Domenici on other issues.
  • 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 continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Francesca Lobato on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Francesca Lobato on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Allen McCulloch on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Allen McCulloch on other issues.
  • Balance Land of Enchantment with Land of Resources. (Jun 2006)
Steve Pearce on Environment
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Strike a balance between the environment and the economy. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • 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 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Give tax breaks for start-up farms for 10-year commitment. (Jan 2008)
  • Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
David Pfeffer on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for David Pfeffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harry Teague on Environment
Democrat (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Harry Teague on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
Tom Udall on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated 80% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Heather Wilson on Environment
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • 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)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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