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Pat Quinn on Environment
Democratic Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Quinn on other issues.
  • Clean Water Initiative: $1B for wastewater & stormwater. (Jan 2014)
  • Leave no child inside. (Jan 2010)
  • First bill signed: Smoke Free Illinois Act. (Feb 2009)

Senate:

IL 2014: 2014 IL Senate debate


Richard Durbin on Environment
Democratic Sr Senator (IL): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Richard Durbin 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 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 NO on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • 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)
  • Establish commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
  • Sponsored health impact bill for environmental health. (Apr 2006)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Sponsored regulating 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)
Sharon Hansen on Environment
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sharon Hansen on other issues.
  • God gave man dominion over the animals. (Dec 2013)
Mark Kirk on Environment
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Stimulus should've funded Mississippi dams & O'Hare projects. (Oct 2010)
  • Upgrade river & rail systems to expand agricultural exports. (Dec 2009)
  • Clean up PCBs & nuclear waste. (Sep 2000)
  • Improve open space; improve mass transit & roads. (Sep 2000)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 80% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • 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 80% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Jim Oberweis on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Oberweis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Doug Truax on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger (lost primary): Click here for Doug Truax on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Judy Biggert on Environment
Republican Representative (IL-13): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Judy Biggert 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 $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 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 25% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated 88% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Cheri Bustos on Environment
Democrat (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cheri Bustos on other issues.
  • Sponsored educating humans about spaying, neutering, & adopting pets. (Jun 2013)
Danny Davis on Environment
Democratic Representative (IL-7): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Danny Davis 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)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Rodney Davis on Environment
Republican (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rodney Davis on other issues.
  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Mar 2013)
Bob Dold on Environment
Republican challenger (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Dold on other issues.
  • 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)
Tammy Duckworth on Environment
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Tammy Duckworth on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Enyart on Environment
Democrat (District 12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Enyart on other issues.
  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Apr 2013)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
Bill Foster on Environment
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Foster 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)
Luis Gutierrez on Environment
Democratic Representative (IL-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Luis Gutierrez 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 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 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)
  • 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 63% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Randy Hultgren on Environment
Republican (District 14): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Randy Hultgren 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)
  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (May 2013)
Robin Kelly on Environment
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Robin Kelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Adam Kinzinger on Environment
Republican (District 16): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Adam Kinzinger 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)
  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Apr 2013)
  • Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns. (Feb 2013)
Dan Lipinski on Environment
Democratic Representative (IL-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Dan Lipinski 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)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 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)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Mike Quigley on Environment
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Quigley 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)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Mar 2013)
Mel Reynolds on Environment
Democratic candidate (District 2): Click here for Mel Reynolds on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Roskam on Environment
Republican: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Peter Roskam 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 environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 38% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Bobby Rush on Environment
Democratic Representative (IL-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Rush 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 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 85% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Add polar bear & bluefin tuna to endangered species list. (May 2010)
  • 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)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Jan Schakowsky on Environment
Democratic Representative (IL-9): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Jan Schakowsky 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)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (May 2012)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Jun 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)
Brad Schneider on Environment
Democrat (District 10): Click here for Brad Schneider on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Aaron Schock on Environment
Republican (District 18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Aaron Schock on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Rated 38% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
John Shimkus on Environment
Republican Representative (IL-19): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Shimkus 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 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)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Joe Walsh on Environment
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Walsh on other issues.
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rod Blagojevich on Environment
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
Jerry Costello on Environment
Democratic Representative (IL-12): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Costello 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 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 70% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • 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)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Jesse Louis Jackson on Environment
Democratic Representative (IL-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Louis Jackson 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)
  • 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)
Timothy Johnson on Environment
Republican Representative (IL-15): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Johnson 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 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)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 75% 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)
Donald Manzullo on Environment
Republican Representative (IL-16): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Donald Manzullo 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 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 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)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Bobby Schilling on Environment
Republican challenger 2014 (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Schilling on other issues.
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
George Ryan on Environment
Former Republican Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for George Ryan on other issues.
  • Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol. (May 2000)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone. (May 1998)
James Thompson on Environment
Former Republican Governor (1977-1990): Click here for James Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Philip Crane on Environment
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Philip Crane on other issues.
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
James Durkin on Environment
2002 Former Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for James Durkin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harris Fawell on Environment
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for Harris Fawell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Fitzgerald on Environment
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Peter Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Rated 21% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Mike Flanagan on Environment
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Mike Flanagan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Denny Hastert on Environment
Republican (Retired 2007) (District 14): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Denny Hastert on other issues.
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Alan Keyes on Environment
American Independent nominee for President; 2004 Republican challenger for IL Senate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Keyes on other issues.
  • Supports marketable pollution credits; against regulations. (Jan 2000)
William Lipinski on Environment
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for William Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 60% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2003)
Carol Moseley-Braun on Environment
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Carol Moseley-Braun on other issues.
  • Advance a worldwide environmental agenda. (Jun 2003)
  • 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)
Barack Obama on Environment
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008): Click here for 37 full quotes OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • First reform of food safety laws in more than 70 years. (Sep 2012)
  • Bolster the use of organic farming methods. (Sep 2012)
  • National clean water framework: protect America's waters. (Sep 2012)
  • Establish Great Lakes Restoration and National Ocean Policy. (Sep 2012)
  • Monitor health of fisheries & establish "pollution diet". (Sep 2012)
  • BP spill was biggest environmental disaster ever faced. (Oct 2011)
  • Sent 17,500 troops and 1,400 ships to deal with BP spill. (Oct 2011)
  • Promised that anyone losing job in spill would get BP check. (Nov 2010)
  • Top USDA priority: make sure all kids are well-fed. (May 2010)
  • Cash for Clunkers: $4,500 to trade in old car for new. (May 2010)
  • Greenhouse gases declared dangerous to public health. (May 2010)
  • Government should invest in clean energy & green jobs. (Oct 2008)
  • $150B over next 10 years for green energy sector. (Aug 2008)
  • Support reforestation as carbon sequestration issue. (Jul 2008)
  • Willing to suspend ethanol subsidy to keep food prices down. (May 2008)
  • Genesis teaches stewardship of earth: sacrifice for future. (Apr 2008)
  • 1980s: Tested for asbestos at Chicago housing project. (Apr 2008)
  • Regulate animal feeding operations for pollution. (Feb 2008)
  • Will end the notion of Yucca Mountain nuclear storage. (Jan 2008)
  • Promote green technologies and fuel efficiency standards. (Dec 2007)
  • Organized inner-city recycling; fought environmental racism. (Oct 2007)
  • Reduce mercury and lead to protect community health. (Aug 2007)
  • Protect the Great Lakes & our National Parks and Forests. (Aug 2007)
  • 1985: Organized asbestos removal in Chicago housing project. (Aug 2007)
  • Give Katrina contracts to locals, not to Halliburton. (Jun 2007)
  • Health Care for Hybrids proposal for fuel efficiency. (Mar 2007)
  • Three months working on minority students recycling. (Aug 1996)

    Legislative Record

  • 2005: Worked with Sen. Coburn (R, OK) on Katrina oversight. (Apr 2012)
  • Stimulus bill earmark for LA-Vegas mag-lev railway. (May 2010)
  • Passed lead abatement & 24 other laws in IL Senate. (Aug 2007)
  • Scored 60% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Tax credit to remove lead-based housepaint. (Nov 2005)
  • Establish commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
  • Sponsored health impact bill for environmental health. (Apr 2006)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Jack Ryan on Environment
Former Republican Senate challenger (2004): Click here for Jack Ryan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Simon on Environment
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1997): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Simon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
Melissa Bean on Environment
Democratic Representative (IL-8): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Bean on other issues.
  • Supports strong EPA air and water quality regulations. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Roland Burris on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Roland Burris on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
Cardiss Collins on Environment
Democrat (1973-1996) (District 7): Click here for Cardiss Collins on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathy Cummings on Environment
Green Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Cummings on other issues.
  • Train for Green jobs in public schools. (Aug 2008)
  • Establish and fund Green Collar Jobs Corps. (Jul 2008)
Rahm Emanuel on Environment
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Rahm Emanuel 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 NO on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 95% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Lane Evans on Environment
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Lane Evans on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 95% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Thomas Ewing on Environment
Republican (District 15): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Ewing on other issues.
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Alexi Giannoulias on Environment
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alexi Giannoulias on other issues.
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
Debbie Halvorson on Environment
Democrat (until 2010) (District 11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Halvorson 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)
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
Phil Hare on Environment
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Phil Hare 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)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Henry Hyde on Environment
Republican (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Henry Hyde on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Mark Kirk on Environment
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Stimulus should've funded Mississippi dams & O'Hare projects. (Oct 2010)
  • Upgrade river & rail systems to expand agricultural exports. (Dec 2009)
  • Clean up PCBs & nuclear waste. (Sep 2000)
  • Improve open space; improve mass transit & roads. (Sep 2000)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 80% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • 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 80% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Ray LaHood on Environment
Republican Representative (IL-18): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Ray LaHood 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 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)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 20% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill for tax credit to remove lead-based paint. (Nov 2005)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
David Phelps on Environment
Democrat (District 19): Click here for David Phelps on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Porter on Environment
Republican (retired) (District 10): Click here for John Porter on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Glenn Poshard on Environment
Democrat (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Glenn Poshard on other issues.
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Steven Sauerberg on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steven Sauerberg on other issues.
  • Drives a Lexus that gets 23 mpg. (Oct 2008)
  • Protect Lake Michigan by restricting waste dumped into it. (May 2008)
Larry Stafford on Environment
Libertarian challenger: Click here for Larry Stafford on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jerry Weller on Environment
Republican Representative (IL-11): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Weller 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Sidney Yates on Environment
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sidney Yates on other issues.
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Rod Blagojevich on Environment
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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