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North Carolina's Climate Change Deniers

Meet North Carolina's climate change deniers.

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Rep. George Holding (R-NC-02) 

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: (919) 782-4400 | Email him

Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-NC-03) 

Climate change denier

"However, there is substantial disagreement regarding the extent of this warming, whether it's caused by human activity or simply nature taking its course, and what solutions, if any, should be implemented. The bottom line is that the scientific community does not speak with one voice on this issue."
[Crystal Coast Tea Party via ThinkProgress]

Call him: (252) 931-1003 | Email him

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC-05) 

Climate change denier

Rep. Virginia Foxx said that environmentalists "think that we, human beings, have more impact on the climate and the world than God does."
[The Huffington Post]

Call her: (828) 265-0240 | Email her

Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC-06) 

Climate change denier

"Much of the 'so-called' science of climate change is contested though it's made a few politicians quite wealthy. I believe that God provided the earth to us and we have a responsibility to conserve and respect the environment."
[Mark Walker, US Congress]

Call him: (336) 626-3060 | Email him

Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC-07) 

Climate change denier

"Well, you know, I don't necessarily listen to any one person. And I can't, you know, tick off a whole list of scientists that are pro-sea level rise and a whole list of scientists that aren't. I'm just coming at it from a common sense standpoint. The earth has been warming and cooling since day one. And you know, the effect on sea level change, what do we know about it?"
[PBS]

Call him: (910) 253-6111 | Email him

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC-08)

Climate change denier

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

Call him: (704) 786-1612 | Email him

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC-09) 

Climate change denier

"They [North Carolina's Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change] have a lot of folks on there representing the green community. When you're coming to make recommendations for our legislature to consider, it better be coming from some valid people, not just some greenhorns with an agenda."

Rep. Robert Pittenger once handed out The Skeptical Environmentalist—a book that attempts to debunk man-made global warming—to his colleagues in the Legislative Commision on Global Climate Change.
[Indy Week]

Call him: (704) 362-1060 | Email him

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) 

Poor climate change voting record

"I'll let others debate science, but the practical reality for me as a policymaker is … I want to make consumers in my district and across the country have every possible option so they can use with their pocketbooks that enormous power to reward those that are doing good in their view and those that are not."
[Citizen-Times]

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: (828) 327-6100 | Email him

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) 

Climate change denier

"How ridiculous is that when you have our fighting men and women, they get up and they say, 'man, it's a little chilly, maybe today is the day that we've got to worry about climate change.' It's just ridiculous."
[Right Wing Watch]

Call him: (828) 693-5660 | Email him

Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC-13) 

Climate change denier

With regard to man-made climate change, Rep. Ted Budd does not see "clear evidence."
[Greensboro News and Record]

Call him: (336) 998-1313 | Email him

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)

Climate change denier

Sen. Richard Burr replied "No" when asked if he believes that human activity is the major factor driving climate change.
[The Huffington Post]

Call him: (828) 350-2437 | Email him

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) 

Climate change denier

Sen. Thom Tillis replied "No" when asked the question: Is climate change a fact?
[BuzzFeed News]

Call him: (704) 509-9087 | Email him

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