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Applauded decision to leave the Paris climate agreement

Republican members of the bipartisan "Climate Solutions Caucus" scored an average of just 16 percent on scorecard released by League of Conservation Voters that tracks how lawmakers voted on major environmental issues last year. For example, Scott Taylor has applauded Trump's decision to leave the Paris climate agreement, while staying silent on his moves to rescind the Clean Power Plan.

The Citizens' Climate Lobby, a grassroots group that played a role starting the Climate Solutions Caucus, says the league's environmental scorecard doesn't accurately reflect the caucus's efforts. "It's a little premature to be saying these Republicans are not doing anything at all," said a spokesman; "the Republican members of the caucus have achieved small victories, such as voting to require the Department of Defense to study the effects of global warming on its military bases. We think patience will eventually be rewarded with major legislation to address climate change."

Source: Ari Natter in Bloomberg News on 2017 LCV Enviro Scorecard , Feb 27, 2018

Climate change happening, but not sure how much is manmade

When asked if he "agrees with President Trump that climate change is a Chinese conspiracy," Taylor said climate change is happening but drew catcalls when he argued there are questions about how much is caused by man.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot on 2020 Virginia Senate race , Feb 20, 2017

Opposes regulation of greenhouse gas emission.

Taylor opposes the PVS survey question on greenhouse gas regulation

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q18C on Nov 8, 2016

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