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Dennis Daugaard on Environment
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
  • Invest $8 million to fight the mountain pine beetle. (Jan 2013)

Senate:

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Mike Rounds on Environment
Republican SD Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Determine environmental regulations by cost/benefit analysis. (Nov 1998)
  • Allow private landowners to issue bounties for coyotes. (Nov 1998)
John Thune on Environment
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Thune 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)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • 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)
Rick Weiland on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
  • 2003: Introduced first green commercial construction code. (Oct 2013)

House:


Kristi Noem on Environment
Republican (District AL): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
  • EPA should allow state & local regulation of farm dust. (Oct 2011)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)

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Mike Rounds on Environment
Republican SD Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Determine environmental regulations by cost/benefit analysis. (Nov 1998)
  • Allow private landowners to issue bounties for coyotes. (Nov 1998)
Tim Johnson on Environment
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson on other issues.
  • Doubled the Renewable Fuel Standard. (Aug 2008)
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 58% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 63% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • Rated 40% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects. (Apr 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Larry Pressler on Environment
Independent Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Larry Pressler on other issues.
  • Voted NO on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Fund studies of sustainable fisheries. (Oct 1996)
Bill Janklow on Environment
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow 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)
  • 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)
  • More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone. (May 1998)
Tom Daschle on Environment
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle on other issues.
  • 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 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 63% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Environment
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joel Dykstra on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephanie Herseth on Environment
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Herseth 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 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)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Bill Janklow on Environment
Republican (District AL): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow 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)
  • 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)
  • More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone. (May 1998)
Sam Kephart on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Thune on Environment
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Thune 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)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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