Arkansas' Climate Change Deniers

Meet Arkansas' climate change deniers.

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Apr 25 2017, 3:11pm

Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR-01)

Vowed to oppose all legislation pertaining to climate change "that includes a net increase in government revenue," by signing the No Climate Tax pledge in 2010.

"There's not sound science to support some of the initiatives that the President, I think, is committed to. We know that some of the research was faulty and it drove a lot of the agenda for a long time, and then it turned out there were some questions about the validity of that research. I don't see a lot of the green initiatives that are being talked about being supported by scientific data, but more supported by political agendas."
[Talk Business & Politics]

Call him: (202) 225-4076 | Email him

Rep. French Hill (R-AR-02)

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: (202) 225-2506 | Email him

Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR-03)

Voted in support of an amendment to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015 (H.R. 4923), which would prohibit federal agencies from using funds "to design, implement, administer or carry out specified assessments regarding climate change."[League of Conservation Voters]

Call him: (202) 225-4301 | Email him

Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR-04)

"Climate change happens. The question is, what causes it to happen? You have natural vents… Forest fires put millions of tons of carbon into the air every year. Volcanic eruptions put millions of tons of carbon in the air. And when it happens, it's minute changes. So, you can't deny the fact that climate change happens. The question is, what causes climate change to happen?... It's a very complicated subject you hear talked about a lot in platitudes, and not as much in details of science."
[C-SPAN]

Call him: (202) 225-3772 | Email him

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)

"Well I think that we've got perhaps climate change going on. The question is what's causing it. Is man causing it, or, you know, is this a cycle that happens throughout the years, throughout the ages. And you can look back some of the previous times when there was no industrialization, you had these different ages, ice ages, and things warming and things. That's the question."[KTHV Little Rock via ThinkProgress]

Call him: (202) 224-4843 | Email him

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)

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: (202) 224-2353 | Email him