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Earl Ray Tomblin on Environment
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
  • Identify and remediate land available for development. (Feb 2013)
  • Calls for balance on mineral resources. (Sep 2011)

Senate:

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Shelley Moore Capito on Environment
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 25% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Joe Manchin III on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Post Mine Land Use bill: restoration plan after mining. (Oct 2011)
  • Pushed for new mine safety regulations. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Pat McGeehan on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
  • No state funding for open space preservation. (Nov 2012)
John Raese on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Raese on other issues.
  • Abolish the EPA & the Department of Energy. (Oct 2012)
Natalie Tennant on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
  • Raise motor vehicle fees, but gradually, not $40M at once. (Apr 2011)

House:


Shelley Moore Capito on Environment
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 25% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
David McKinley on Environment
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David McKinley on other issues.
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
Alan Mollohan on Environment
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan 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 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)
Nick Rahall on Environment
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall 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)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 85% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Health impact assessments for environmental health. (Apr 2006)
  • 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)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands. (Jan 1993)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Joe Manchin III on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Post Mine Land Use bill: restoration plan after mining. (Oct 2011)
  • Pushed for new mine safety regulations. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
John Rockefeller on Environment
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller 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 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 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 79% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Rated 40% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • Enforce against illegal ocean fishing. (Feb 2013)
Cecil Underwood on Environment
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Wise on Environment
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Create cabinet Environment post; end tradeoff with economy. (Feb 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)
Hiram Lewis on Environment
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Snuffer on Environment
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jay Wolfe on Environment
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
  • Faithful care of green space & our natural treasures. (Jun 2008)
Robert Byrd on Environment
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO 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 68% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle. (Jun 2008)
Carte Goodwin on Environment
Former Democratic Appointee: Click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zane Lawhorn on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
  • Do everything in our power to protect the environment. (Feb 2006)
Bob Wise on Environment
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Create cabinet Environment post; end tradeoff with economy. (Feb 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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