Pennsylvania's Climate Change Deniers

Meet Pennsylvania's climate change deniers.

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Apr 25 2017, 3:33pm

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Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA-03) 

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: (814) 454-8190 | Email him

Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA-04) 

Climate change denier

"I do believe global warming is occurring… However, I do take exception, whether it's man-made or not."
[YDR Politics]

Call him: (717) 338-1919 | Email him

Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA-05) 

Climate change denier

"In the debate and most of the debate of the majority party here, it's not so much based on real science as political science or even, to some degree, science fiction."
[Congressional Record]

Call him: (814) 353-0215 | Email him

Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA-06) 

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: (610) 696-2982 | Email him

Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA-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: (610) 690-7323 | Email him

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-08) 

Climate change denier

"The evidence is disputed. I think that's a fact—it is disputed evidence."
[Pennsylvania Republican candidate debate recording]

Call him: (215) 579-8102 | Email him

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA-09) 

Climate change denier

"Protecting our environment for future generations is one of the most important issues facing our country and the world. There continues to be debate among the scientific community on the precise reason why global temperatures have gradually risen over the last century."
[We Are Central PA]

Call him: (814) 696-6318 | Email him

Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA-10) 

Climate change denier

"The President's EPA claims that climate change is fueled by carbon pollution but fails to get tough with the biggest polluters in the global community like China and Russia."
[United States Congressman Tom Marino]

Call him: (570) 322-3961 | Email him

Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA-11) 

Climate change denier

"You know there's arguments on both sides. I'm not convinced that there's scientific evidence that proves that. I believe there's some that can also argue the opposite."
[The Citizens' Voice]

Call him: (717) 525-7002 | Email him

Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA-12) 

Climate change denier

"I do not believe it's man-made. And I am not convinced that it's a fact. I think the science is still out. I think for the last 15 years we haven't had any warming. I think you go back, we had a Medieval warm period where we were growing crops in Greenland. We could do that, maybe if we kept the warming up."
[YouTube]

Call him: (814) 619-3659 | Email him

Rep. Charles Dent (R-PA-15) 

Climate change denier

"I am concerned that world leaders and scientists are gathering in Copenhagen this week to potentially develop global climate treaties at a time when the international community is questioning the legitimacy of leading climate scientists."
[Charlie Dent, United States Congressman]

Call him: (610) 770-3490 | Email him

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA-18) 

Climate change denier

"I think it is dangerous science for Congress to declare climate theory a fact."
[ThinkProgress]

Call him: (412) 344-5583 | Email him

Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-PA)

Climate change denier

"My view is: I think the data is pretty clear. There has been an increase in the surface temperature of the planet over the course of the last 100 years or so. I think it's clear that that has happened. The extent to which that has been caused by human activity I think is not as clear. I think that is still very much disputed and has been debated."
[ThinkProgress]

Call him: (814) 453-3010 | Email him