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Martin O`Malley on Environment
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Passed milestone of preserving 1 million acres of open space. (Jan 2014)
  • Flush Tax: fund green upgrade to wastewater treatment plants. (Feb 2012)
  • Adopt the Clean Cars Act to fight global warming. (Jan 2007)

Senate:

MD 2012: 2012 Maryland Senate Debates


Dan Bongino on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Bongino on other issues.
  • Environmental dictates impoverish working families. (Mar 2012)
  • Environmental dictates impoverish working families. (Mar 2012)
Benjamin Cardin on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin 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 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)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects. (Apr 2013)
  • Fund projects for international conservation of cranes. (Jan 2009)
Barbara Mikulski on Environment
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Mikulski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Rated 79% 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)
  • 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)
Rob Sobhani on Environment
Independent Challenger: Click here for Rob Sobhani on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Roscoe Bartlett on Environment
Republican Representative (MD-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Roscoe Bartlett 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 NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 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 30% by the LCV, indicating anti-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)
  • Sponsored bill prohibiting invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 88% 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)
Elijah Cummings on Environment
Democratic Representative (MD-7): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Elijah Cummings 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 90% 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)
  • Rated 75% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Apr 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
John Delaney on Environment
Democrat (District 6): Click here for John Delaney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Donna Edwards on Environment
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Donna Edwards 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)
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 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)
  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Mar 2013)
Andy Harris on Environment
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Andy Harris on other issues.
  • 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)
Steny Hoyer on Environment
Democratic Representative (MD-5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Steny Hoyer 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 85% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 38% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
Dutch Ruppersberger on Environment
Democratic Representative (MD-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Dutch Ruppersberger 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)
  • Rated 85% 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)
  • Rated 88% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
John Sarbanes on Environment
Democrat: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Sarbanes 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)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 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)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Chris Van Hollen on Environment
Democratic Representative (MD-8): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Chris Van Hollen 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


William Capps on Environment
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for William Capps on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Corrogan Vaughn on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Corrogan Vaughn on other issues.
  • Encourage alternative fuels, wind & solar. (Aug 2007)
Eric Wargotz on Environment
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Eric Wargotz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Ehrlich on Environment
Former Republican Governor (2003-2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
Parris Glendening on Environment
Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Parris Glendening on other issues.
  • $955 million for public transit & Smart Growth initiatives. (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)
  • Maintain joint EPA-state authority over nuclear waste. (Oct 1999)
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Environment
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on other issues.
  • Build Intercounty Connector highway in an environmental way. (May 2002)
E.J. Pipkin on Environment
2004 former Republican challenger; previously state Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for E.J. Pipkin on other issues.
  • Hold government accountable for enviro cleanup. (Aug 2004)
Robert Ehrlich on Environment
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
Wayne Gilchrest on Environment
Republican Representative (MD-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Gilchrest 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)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 55% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Give tax breaks for start-up farms for 10-year commitment. (Jan 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Frank Kratovil on Environment
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Frank Kratovil 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)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
Kweisi Mfume on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kweisi Mfume on other issues.
  • Clean air and clean water are American birthrights. (Dec 2005)
Connie Morella on Environment
Republican (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Connie Morella on other issues.
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Paul Sarbanes on Environment
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sarbanes on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • End commercial whaling and illegal trade in whale meat. (Jun 2001)
  • Rated 84% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
Michael Steele on Environment
Republican challenger, Lt. Gov.: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Steele on other issues.
  • Revitalize the Chesapeake; focus on open space preservation. (May 2006)
Daniel Vovak on Environment
Republican challenger: Click here for Daniel Vovak on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Albert Wynn on Environment
Democratic Representative (MD-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Albert Wynn on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 90% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Kevin Zeese on Environment
Green/ Libertarian/ Populist Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kevin Zeese on other issues.
  • Save the Chesapeake Bay and prevent future degradation. (Jun 2006)
Benjamin Cardin on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin 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 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)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects. (Apr 2013)
  • Fund projects for international conservation of cranes. (Jan 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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