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Phil Bryant on Environment
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Bryant on other issues.
  • Protect property rights; develop forest & agribusiness. (May 2011)

Senate:

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Thad Cochran on Environment
Republican Sr Senator (MS): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Thad Cochran on other issues.
  • Opposed the Climate Security Act of 2008. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES 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 NO on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
  • Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects. (Apr 2013)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
Albert N. Gore on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Albert N. Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris McDaniel on Environment
Republican challenger: Click here for Chris McDaniel on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Roger Wicker on Environment
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • 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)
  • Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland. (May 2001)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects. (Apr 2013)

House:


Gregg Harper on Environment
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Gregg Harper on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
Alan Nunnelee on Environment
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alan Nunnelee 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)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
Steven Palazzo on Environment
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steven Palazzo 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)
Bennie Thompson on Environment
Democratic Representative (MS-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Bennie Thompson 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 YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland. (May 2001)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 65% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2003)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 25% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects. (May 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Haley Barbour on Environment
Former Republican Governor (2004-2012): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • Improving, rebuilding & renewing our coast, post-Katrina. (Jul 2007)
  • Rely on voluntary incentives to solve environmental problems. (Apr 1996)
  • Kangaroo rats are not more important than people's homes. (Apr 1996)
  • Allow drilling in ANWR. (Apr 1996)
  • "Sustainable development" represents a scarcity mentality. (Apr 1996)
  • 1982 Law of the Sea treaty is socialistic and ill-considered. (Apr 1996)
Kirk Fordice on Environment
Former Republican Governor (1992-1999): Click here for Kirk Fordice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ronnie Musgrove on Environment
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • 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)
Haley Barbour on Environment
Former Republican challenger (2006), Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • Improving, rebuilding & renewing our coast, post-Katrina. (Jul 2007)
  • Rely on voluntary incentives to solve environmental problems. (Apr 1996)
  • Kangaroo rats are not more important than people's homes. (Apr 1996)
  • Allow drilling in ANWR. (Apr 1996)
  • "Sustainable development" represents a scarcity mentality. (Apr 1996)
  • 1982 Law of the Sea treaty is socialistic and ill-considered. (Apr 1996)
Bill Bowlin on Environment
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Bowlin on other issues.
  • Strengthen Clean Water Act. & Clean Air Act. (May 2006)
Ronnie Musgrove on Environment
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • 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)
Travis Childers on Environment
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Travis Childers 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)
Erik Fleming on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Erik Fleming on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Trent Lott on Environment
Republican Jr Senator (MS): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Trent Lott on other issues.
  • 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 NO on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Fund studies of sustainable fisheries. (Oct 1996)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
Charles Pickering on Environment
Republican Representative (MS-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charles Pickering on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland. (May 2001)
Chip Pickering on Environment
Republican challenger, U.S. Rep.: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Chip Pickering 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)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Ronnie Shows on Environment
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Shows on other issues.
  • Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland. (May 2001)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
Gene Taylor on Environment
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (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 50% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2003)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Gene Taylor on Environment
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (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 50% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2003)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Roger Wicker on Environment
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • 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)
  • Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland. (May 2001)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects. (Apr 2013)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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