A Guide to the Climate Change Deniers in Congress

Georgia's Climate Change Deniers

Meet Georgia's climate change deniers.

Motherboard Stuff

Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA-01)

"Certainly we have to pay attention to [climate change]. There's no doubt about that. But I do have reservations about how real it is."
[Savannah Morning News via ThinkProgress]

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Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. (D-GA-02)

Voted in support of the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 (H.R. 910), which relied on climate change denial to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions—additionally excluding carbon dioxide from the definition of "air pollutant"—as a means to prevent further global warming and harm to human health.
[On the Issues]

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Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA-03)

"Move Washington out of the way. Burdensome regulations from the EPA and every other federal agency just stop businesses in their tracks with forms, red tape, delays and cost."
[Drew Ferguson for Congress]

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Rep. Tom Price (R-GA-06)

"The EPA's unilateral decision to regulate carbon dioxide would impose a de facto national energy tax on every sector of the economy and push our struggling job-creators off a cliff. This decision goes against all common sense, especially considering the many recent revelations of errors and obfuscation in the allegedly 'settled science' of global warming."
[Rep Cmte Republican Study]

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Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-07)

"This amendment isn't about whether you believe that the earth's climate is warming, cooling, or not changing at all—it's about ensuring the efficient allocation of taxpayer resources. The Army Corps of Engineers is a construction agency—not a scientific research agency. Its mission does not include climate change."
[US Representative Rob Woodall]

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Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA-08)

"Absolutely," Rep. Austin Scott said in response to a question that asked whether he doubted scientific consensus about man-made climate change.
[NPR]

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Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA-09)

Rep. Doug Collins answered "No" in response to the poll question: Do you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
[Vote Smart]

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Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA-10)

"The Radical Environmental Movement with former Vice President Al Gore as its poster boy has propagandized the theory of impending environmental disaster due to 'Global Warming.'… The theory is that so-called global warming is caused by greenhouse gases caused by carbon-based fuels."
[Jody Hice US Congress]

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Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA-11)

"I believe that climate change is a function of nature; the climate has been changing as long as the Earth has existed."
[myAJC]

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Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA-12)

Rep. Rick Allen answered "No" in response to the debate question: Do you believe manmade greenhouse gas emissions are a major source of climate change?
[YouTube]

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Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14)

Voted in support of the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 (H.R. 910), which relied on climate change denial to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions—additionally excluding carbon dioxide from the definition of "air pollutant"—as a means to prevent further global warming and harm to human health.
[On the Issues]

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Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

"Science has shown us that there has been a gradual warming of the earth over the last 50 years. What is not as clear is whether the cause for this warming is man-made emissions, a cyclical warming of the planet, or a combination of both. Given the uncertainty in the science behind climate change, I believe that we should take proactive steps, both personally and as a nation, to reduce our emissions footprint."
[Vote Smart]

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Sen. David Perdue (R-GA)

"The EPA is really overreaching and damaging entire industries. We've got to get some common sense back in Washington—in science, there's an active debate going on."
[Slate]

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