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Steve Beshear on Environment
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Beshear on other issues.
  • Secures Clean Water Act funding to clean up pollution. (Oct 2011)

Senate:

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Matt Bevin on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for Matt Bevin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alison Grimes on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Alison Grimes on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mitch McConnell on Environment
Republican Sr Senator (KY): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Mitch McConnell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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 NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Rand Paul on Environment
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)

House:


Andy Barr on Environment
Republican (District 6): Click here for Andy Barr on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ben Chandler on Environment
Democratic Representative (KY-6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Ben Chandler 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)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated 25% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Brett Guthrie on Environment
Republican (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Brett Guthrie on other issues.
  • Against expanding EPA regulatory power under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Thomas Massie on Environment
Republican (District 4): Click here for Thomas Massie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Hal Rogers on Environment
Republican Representative (KY-5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Hal Rogers 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)
  • 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)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Ed Whitfield on Environment
Republican Representative (KY-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ed Whitfield 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 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)
  • 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)
John Yarmuth on Environment
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Yarmuth 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)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Geoff Davis on Environment
Republican Representative (KY-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Geoff 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 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)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Ernie Fletcher on Environment
Former Republican Governor (2003-2007): Click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Patton on Environment
Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Patton on other issues.
  • Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol. (May 2000)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)
  • More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone. (May 1998)
Wendell Ford on Environment
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Wendell Ford on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
Ken Lucas on Environment
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Lucas on other issues.
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 30% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Dan Mongiardo on Environment
2010 Dem. Challenger (lost primary); currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Mongiardo on other issues.
  • No unfunded environmental mandates. (Nov 2000)
Scotty Baesler on Environment
Democrat (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scotty Baesler on other issues.
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
James Buckmaster on Environment
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for James Buckmaster on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Bunning on Environment
Republican Jr Senator (KY): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bunning on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Jack Conway on Environment
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; formerly Attorney General: Click here for Jack Conway on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Fischer on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Greg Fischer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ernie Fletcher on Environment
Republican (District 6): Click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Trey Grayson on Environment
Republican 2010 Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for Trey Grayson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ron Lewis on Environment
Republican Representative (KY-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ron Lewis 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)
  • 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 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Bruce Lunsford on Environment
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Lunsford on other issues.
  • Worked on fatherís tobacco farm as a youngster. (Aug 2008)
  • Bring together all parties to review mountaintop removal. (Jun 2008)
  • Pursue policies to protect Kentuckyís environment. (Jun 2008)
  • Preserve our natural resources for future generations. (Apr 2008)
Anne Meagher Northup on Environment
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Anne Meagher Northup 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)
Lois Combs Weinberg on Environment
Democratic Challenger (KY): Click here for Lois Combs Weinberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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