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Bill Haslam on Environment
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Haslam on other issues.
  • Haslam's Pilot company cited for 70 environmental violations. (Oct 2010)

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Terry Adams on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Terry Adams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lamar Alexander on Environment
Republican Sr Senator (TN); previously candidate for President: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Alexander on other issues.
  • Bipartisan wetland protection & pollution clean-up. (Jul 1999)
  • Fund national parks in the tradition of Teddy Roosevelt. (May 1999)
  • Supports local land trusts to protect ecology. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Gordon Ball on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gordon Ball on other issues.
  • No one has the right to pollute America's air and water. (Aug 2014)
  • Class-action lawsuits against paper companies' dumped waste. (Aug 2014)
Joe Carr on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Carr on other issues.
  • Require photographic evidence of animal abuse. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 40% on voting record by Tennessee Conservation Voters. (Jul 2012)
Mark Clayton on Environment
Democratic Nominee: Click here for Mark Clayton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Corker on Environment
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Corker on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Zach Poskevich on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Zach Poskevich on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Diane Black on Environment
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Diane Black on other issues.
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Marsha Blackburn on Environment
Republican Representative (TN-7): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Marsha Blackburn 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 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 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle. (Jun 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Repeal requirements for compact fluorescent bulbs. (Jan 2011)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated 38% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Steve Cohen on Environment
Democrat: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Steve Cohen 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)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle. (Jun 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Add polar bear & bluefin tuna to endangered species list. (May 2010)
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Jun 2012)
  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored educating humans about spaying, neutering, & adopting pets. (Jun 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Jim Cooper on Environment
Democratic Representative (TN-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim Cooper 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 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 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)
  • Rated 50% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Scott DesJarlais on Environment
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott DesJarlais on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Jimmy Duncan on Environment
Republican Representative (TN-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jimmy Duncan 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 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)
  • Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle. (Jun 2008)
  • 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)
  • Rated 25% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Stephen Fincher on Environment
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stephen Fincher on other issues.
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
Chuck Fleischmann on Environment
Republican (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Fleischmann on other issues.
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Phil Roe on Environment
Republican (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Phil Roe 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)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Rated 50% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Phil Bredesen on Environment
Democratic TN Governor: Click here for Phil Bredesen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Sundquist on Environment
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Don Sundquist on other issues.
  • Supports new State Forest and 23 new natural areas. (Jan 2001)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Ed Bryant on Environment
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Clement on Environment
Former Democratic Senate Nominee (2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland. (May 2001)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Bill Frist on Environment
Republican Senate Majority Leader (TN, retiring 2006): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bill Frist on other issues.
  • 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 YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Rated 11% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Tipper Gore on Environment
Democratic Candidate (Former): Click here for Tipper Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Van Hilleary on Environment
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Jenkins on Environment
Republican (Retired 2006) (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Jenkins on other issues.
  • 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)
Rosalind Kurita on Environment
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for Rosalind Kurita on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Quillen on Environment
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for James Quillen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Thompson on Environment
Former Republican Senator; 2004 candidate for Pres.: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Fred Thompson 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 YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
Ed Bryant on Environment
Republican (District 7): Click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Clement on Environment
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland. (May 2001)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
David Davis on Environment
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Davis 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)
  • Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle. (Jun 2008)
Lincoln Davis on Environment
Democratic Representative (TN-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Davis 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 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 YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 60% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2003)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
Harold Ford on Environment
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • 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 YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Harold Ford-TN on Environment
2006 Democratic challenger, Former U.S. Rep: Click here for Harold Ford-TN on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bart Gordon on Environment
Democratic Representative (TN-6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bart Gordon 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 YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 80% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Bo Heyward on Environment
Independent challenger: Click here for Bo Heyward on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Van Hilleary on Environment
Republican (District 4): Click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Lugo on Environment
Green challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Lugo on other issues.
  • Strengthen CWA, CAA, and emission controls. (Oct 2006)
Mike Padgett on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Mike Padgett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Tanner on Environment
Democratic Representative (TN-8): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Tanner 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 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 YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 45% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle. (Jun 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Bob Tuke on Environment
Democratic challenger: Click here for Bob Tuke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zach Wamp on Environment
Republican Representative (TN-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Zach Wamp 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 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)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
Kenneth Eaton on Environment
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Kenneth Eaton on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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