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Jay Inslee on Environment
Democratic Representative (WA-1): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jay Inslee 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)
  • Rated 100% 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)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 100% 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)

Senate:

WA 2012: 2012 WA Senate Debates


Michael Baumgartner on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for Michael Baumgartner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Maria Cantwell on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator (WA): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Maria Cantwell on other issues.
  • One Washington Tour: don't pit rural families against urban. (May 2001)
  • 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 YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Support UNCED Rio Declaration at 2002 conference. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 100% 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)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored bill prohibiting invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing. (Feb 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Patty Murray on Environment
Democratic Sr Senator (WA): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Patty Murray on other issues.
  • Federally fund Hanford Nuclear Reservation cleanup. (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 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 95% 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)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)

House:


Suzan DelBene on Environment
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Suzan DelBene on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Doc Hastings on Environment
Republican Representative (WA-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Doc Hastings 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 $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)
  • Chair of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Denny Heck on Environment
Democrat (District 10): Click here for Denny Heck on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jaime Herrera on Environment
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jaime Herrera on other issues.
  • Rated 25% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Derek Kilmer on Environment
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Derek Kilmer on other issues.
  • Balance economic growth and environmental protection. (Nov 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
Rick Larsen on Environment
Democratic Representative (WA-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Rick Larsen 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 NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 95% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 38% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Jim McDermott on Environment
Democratic Representative (WA-7): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Jim McDermott 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)
  • Health impact assessments for environmental health. (Apr 2006)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers on Environment
Republican: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Cathy McMorris-Rodgers 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 YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Give tax breaks for start-up farms for 10-year commitment. (Jan 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
David Adam Smith on Environment
Democratic Representative (WA-9): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for David Adam Smith 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 deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Rated 88% 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:


Christine Gregoire on Environment
Democratic WA Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Christine Gregoire on other issues.
  • One step closer to creating Wild Sky Wilderness Area. (Apr 2008)
Norm Dicks on Environment
Democratic Representative (WA-6): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Norm Dicks 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)
  • Rated 95% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Jay Inslee on Environment
Democratic Representative (WA-1): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jay Inslee 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)
  • Rated 100% 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)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 100% 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)
Dave Reichert on Environment
Republican Representative (WA-8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Dave Reichert 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 barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Gary Locke on Environment
Former Democratic Governor (1997-2004); Cabinet (Commerce): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Gary Locke on other issues.
  • 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)
Jennifer Dunn on Environment
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jennifer Dunn on other issues.
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 15% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Slade Gorton on Environment
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Slade Gorton on other issues.
  • 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 NO on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
George Nethercutt on Environment
2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for George Nethercutt on other issues.
  • Balance essential between environment and economy. (Feb 2004)
  • Need additional funding to protect endangered salmon. (Jan 2004)
  • Fight ecoterrorism: prison for violence against researchers. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
George Nethercutt on Environment
Republican (Until 2004) (District 5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for George Nethercutt on other issues.
  • Balance essential between environment and economy. (Feb 2004)
  • Need additional funding to protect endangered salmon. (Jan 2004)
  • Fight ecoterrorism: prison for violence against researchers. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Linda Smith on Environment
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Linda Smith 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)
Randy Tate on Environment
Republican Former (1994-) (District 9): Click here for Randy Tate on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick White on Environment
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for Rick White on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Baird on Environment
Democratic Representative (WA-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Brian Baird 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 YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 90% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Bruce Guthrie on Environment
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Guthrie on other issues.
  • Strengthen “polluter pays” laws & Clean Air Act. (Oct 2006)
Brad Klippert on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Klippert on other issues.
  • Balance between land use and environmental stewardship. (Jan 2006)
John Koster on Environment
Republican Challenger 2010 (District 2): Click here for John Koster on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike McGavick on Environment
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike McGavick on other issues.
  • Endangered Species Act is ineffective. (May 2006)
Jack Metcalf on Environment
Republican (District 2): Click here for Jack Metcalf on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dino Rossi on Environment
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for Dino Rossi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Al Swift on Environment
Democrat (retired 1994) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Al Swift on other issues.
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
  • Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands. (Jan 1993)
Jolene Unsoeld on Environment
Democrat (retired 1994) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jolene Unsoeld on other issues.
  • Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands. (Jan 1993)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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