South Carolina's Climate Change Deniers

Meet South Carolina's climate change deniers.

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Apr 25 2017, 3:32pm

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Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC-01) 

Poor climate change voting record

Voted in support of S.J. Res. 24, a "resolution of disapproval" under the Congressional Review Act that would nullify the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan—the first nation-wide limit on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, and key climate change policy.
[League of Conservation Voters]

Call him: (843) 352-7572 | Email him

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC-02) 

Climate change denier

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

Call him: (803) 642-6416 | Email him

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC-03) 

Climate change denier

"In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began its process of regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emission under the Clean Air Act because of CO2's contribution to global warming. The problem with the agency's finding is that it relies on questionable science and ignores vigorous dissention among the scientific community. Even if we set aside the abundance of scientific dissention when it comes to the EPA's endangerment findings or the supposed effects of CO2 on climate, the EPA's regulations will not reduce CO2 enough to have any meaningful effect."
[Duncan, Republican for Congress]

Call him: (864) 224-7401 | Email him

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC-04) 

Climate change denier

"Global warming has not been proven to the satisfaction of the constituents I seek to serve."
[GoUpstate.com]

Call him: (864) 583-3264 | Email him

Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC-07) 

Poor climate change voting record

Voted in support of S.J. Res. 24, a "resolution of disapproval" under the Congressional Review Act that would nullify the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan—the first nation-wide limit on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, and key climate change policy.
[League of Conservation Voters]

Call him: (843) 445-6459 | Email him

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Poor climate change voting record

Voted to amend the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Act, in order to prevent the agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions as they relate to climate change.
[On the Issues]

Call him: (803) 933-0112 | Email him

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)

Poor climate change voting record

Voted in support of S.J. Res. 24, a "resolution of disapproval" under the Congressional Review Act that would nullify the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan—the first nation-wide limit on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, and key climate change policy.
[League of Conservation Voters]

Call him: (843) 727-4525 | Email him