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Barry Hinckley on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Reed on Environment
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • More federal funds for public transit. (Aug 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored bill for commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 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)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Protect our public wetlands from development. (Jul 2006)
  • 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)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated 80% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects. (Apr 2013)

House:


David Cicilline on Environment
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • 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)
James Langevin on Environment
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin 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)
  • 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)
  • 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. (Mar 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Donald Carcieri on Environment
Republican RI Governor: Click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lincoln Chafee on Environment
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • We believe in environmental stewardship. (Sep 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)
Lincoln Almond on Environment
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
  • Eliminate mercury releases by 2003. (Sep 2000)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
Myrth York on Environment
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Environment
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee 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 YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted NO on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
Lincoln Chafee on Environment
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • We believe in environmental stewardship. (Sep 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)
Claiborne Pell on Environment
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Fund studies of sustainable fisheries. (Oct 1996)
Matt Brown on Environment
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Environment
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy 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 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)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Add polar bear & bluefin tuna to endangered species list. (May 2010)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Stephen Laffey on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Carl Sheeler on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Tingle on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Weygand on Environment
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Young on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • Stop constructing schools on toxic dumps. (Sep 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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