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John Kitzhaber on Environment
Democratic Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Kitzhaber on other issues.
  • Seeks to balance environmental and economic interests. (Nov 2011)
  • Developed the Enlibra principles of environmental protection. (Jun 2002)
  • 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)

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Jason Conger on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jason Conger on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting motorized mining in riverbeds. (Jul 2013)
  • Rated 54% by Oregon League of Conservation Voters. (Dec 2011)
  • Rated 53% by Conservation Voters; 80% by Humane Society. (Dec 2011)
Jeff Merkley on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Merkley on other issues.
  • Sustainable forest harvest important for economy. (Oct 2008)
  • Son of a timber family; will fight for timber payments. (Oct 2008)
  • Supports 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. (Jun 2008)
  • Incentives to cities for the reduction of emissions. (Jun 2008)
  • 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)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing. (Feb 2013)
Ron Wyden on Environment
Democratic Sr Senator (OR): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Ron Wyden on other issues.
  • Worked out compromise Eastside Forest Plan. (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)
  • 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 YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • 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 89% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Rated 60% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored no EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
  • Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing. (Feb 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)

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Earl Blumenauer on Environment
Democratic Representative (OR-3): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Earl Blumenauer 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)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 85% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Add polar bear & bluefin tuna to endangered species list. (May 2010)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 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. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Mar 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Fund projects for international conservation of cranes. (Jan 2009)
Suzanne Bonamici on Environment
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Suzanne Bonamici on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Defazio on Environment
Democratic Representative (OR-4): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Peter Defazio 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 YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 85% 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)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (May 2012)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Apr 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands. (Jan 1993)
Kurt Schrader on Environment
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Kurt Schrader 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)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Rated 75% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Mar 2013)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
Greg Walden on Environment
Republican Representative (OR-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Greg Walden 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Apr 2013)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ted Kulongoski on Environment
Democratic OR Governor: Click here for Ted Kulongoski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Wu on Environment
Democratic Representative (OR-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for David Wu 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 YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 85% 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)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Bill Bradbury on Environment
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (OR): Click here for Bill Bradbury on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bruce Broussard on Environment
Former Republican challenger (2004): Click here for Bruce Broussard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wes Cooley on Environment
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for Wes Cooley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Hatfield on Environment
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Hatfield on other issues.
  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Allow tax deduction for businesses that recycle. (Apr 1980)
Al King on Environment
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Al King on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Packwood on Environment
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Packwood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
Dave Brownlow on Environment
Constitution Party Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dave Brownlow on other issues.
  • Clean up depleted uranium from our weapons in Iraq. (Jun 2008)
John Frohnmayer on Environment
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Frohnmayer on other issues.
  • Put federal forests into local trust, for sustainability. (May 2008)
Elizabeth Furse on Environment
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Elizabeth Furse on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Darlene Hooley on Environment
Democratic Representative (OR-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Darlene Hooley on other issues.
  • 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 YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 90% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Jim Huffman on Environment
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Huffman on other issues.
  • End restrictions for logging federal timber land. (Oct 2010)
  • Upset at impact on rural communities from logging ban. (Oct 2010)
  • Feds own 50% of Oregon and they keep it locked up. (Jul 2010)
Steve Novick on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Novick on other issues.
  • Good environmental enforcement protects our natural heritage. (Apr 2008)
Gordon Harold Smith on Environment
Republican Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Gordon Harold Smith on other issues.
  • Create more jobs in timber industry. (Oct 2008)
  • Inserted Oregon timber payments into $70 bailout bill. (Oct 2008)
  • Preserve and protect Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. (Aug 2008)
  • 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 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)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 32% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Tax credit to remove lead-based housepaint. (Nov 2005)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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