Texas' Climate Change Deniers

Meet Texas' climate change deniers.

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Apr 25 2017, 3:09pm

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX-01) 

Climate change denier

"Apparently this climate change was global freezing back in the 1970s. Then global warming and then, when it quit warming, now it's climate change."
[The Washington Times]

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Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX-02) 

Climate change denier

"The consensus has been for some time that global warming, climate change, continues because man is the perpetrator. Now we are beginning to learn that may not be true, that there is not a consensus that there is global warming or climate change."
[Congressional Record]

Call him: (281) 446-0242 | Email him

Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX-03) 

Poor climate change voting record

Introduced the Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act of 2015 (H.R. 2111), which would eliminate funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of greenhouse gases, and terminate "all existing grant programs of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), its National Clean Diesel Campaign, and its environmental justice programs."

"American taxpayers certainly don't need to be paying for the EPA's empty and unused buildings and its wasteful programs."
[Sam Johnson, Congressman for the 3rd District of Texas]

Call him: (469) 304-0382 | Email him

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX-04) 

Poor climate change voting record

"I do not support congressional action to reduce the output of greenhouse gasses."
[Voter guide]

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Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX-05) 

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]

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Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX-06) 

Climate change denier

"I don't deny that the climate is changing. I think you can have an honest difference of opinion on what's causing that change without automatically being either all-in that it's all because of mankind or it's all just natural. I think there's a divergence of evidence. I would point out if you're a believer in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change. And that certainly wasn't because mankind overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy."
[Raw Story]

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Rep. John Culberson (R-TX-07) 

Climate change denier

"This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided that the air we exhale, carbon dioxide, is toxic and poses a danger to our well-being. The EPA plans to use this 'endangerment' finding to issue costly new emissions regulations on Americans – once again putting Washington in charge. This deeply undemocratic process is an arrogant attempt by the Obama Administration to enact by regulation what they could not pass through the people's Congress. Such a disturbing and cynical effort to take away your voice should cause all Americans to stop and wonder 'what is next?'"
[US Congressman John Culberson]

Call him: (713) 682-8828 | Email him

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX-08) 

Climate change denier

"Climategate reveals a serious lack of integrity in the underlying data and models, such that it is doubtful that any process can be trusted until the data and models are validated and their integrity assured."
[Environmental Protection Agency]

Call him: (936) 441-5700 | Email him

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) 

Poor climate change voting record

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.

Call him: (512) 473-2357 | Email him

Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX-11) 

Poor climate change voting record

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.

Call him: (325) 247-2826 | Email him

Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX-12) 

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 her: (817) 338-0909 | Email her

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX-13) 

Climate change denier

"Any decisions we make should be based on sound science rather than political, social or personal profit agendas. No computer model yet has correctly predicted the Earth's actual temperatures. We simply do not understand enough about the causes and effects related to our weather. Yet, some in Washington continue to push for new regulations and added taxes based upon those flawed models."
[USA Today]

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Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX-14) 

Climate change denier

"I may want to get your cell phone, because if we go through cycles of global warming and then back to global cooling, I need to know when to buy my long coat on sale. I just don't know how y'all prove those hypotheses going back fifty, hundred, what you might say is thousands if not millions of years, and then postulate those forward."
[The Huffington Post]

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Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX-17) 

Climate change denier

"It is time we stopped putting petty politics based on dubious "agenda-driven, scientific" research ahead of creating more American energy. We literally have hundreds of years of energy resources under our feet and below our waters waiting to be produced with safe, environmentally sound practices – we just need the will of Congress to change so we can begin developing more of our own oil, natural gas, oil shale, clean coal, and geothermal resources."
[Bill Flores for Congress]

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Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX-19) 

Climate change denier

Regarding man-made climate change, "Mr. Arrington said the facts fall both ways, so he's not yet convinced," according to a local voter guide.
[Abilene Reporter-News]

Call him: (325) 675 - 9779 | Email him

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) 

Climate change denier

"I believe climate change is due to a combination of factors, including natural cycles, sun spots and human activity. But scientists still don't know for certain how much each of these factors contributes to the overall climate change that the Earth is experiencing."
[mySA]

Call him: 210-821-5024 | Email him

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX-22) 

Climate change denier

"I mean, I've said over and over our climate is changing, that's been a fact since God created the Earth. The problem is right now we don't know how much man is making that change happen. So let's take a deep breath and do some studies, and then do some studies about water, because right now all the studies are on land around cities. Let's diversify, actually see what's happening to our planet, see what we can control and not control. Again, I am not this—well, let's just say I disagree with the president's attack on people who just question his motives, because this is not so much for the world, this is politics."
[E&E News]

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Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX-23) 

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: (830) 422-2040 | Email him

Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX-24) 

Poor climate change voting record

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.

Call him: (972) 556-0162 | Email him

Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX-25) 

Poor climate change voting record

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."

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Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX-26) 

Climate change denier

"My opinion, for what it is worth, is that the science behind global temperature changes is not settled. And the fact that we have this panel of experts in front of us today, who, I suspect at some point, will disagree with each other, is indicative of that."
[Committee on Energy and Commerce record]

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Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) 

Climate change denier

"Global warming is scare tactic used by groups with a political agenda. While I support protecting the environment, the green agenda pushes it way beyond common sense, with ideas like cap and trade which would destroy American industry."
[Black Farenthold, Congress]

Call him: (361) 884-2222 | Email him

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) 

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: (956) 725-0639 | Email him

Rep. John Carter (R-TX-31) 

Climate change denier

"Global warming is simply a chicken-little scheme to use mass media and government propaganda to convince the world that destruction of individual liberties and national sovereignty is necessary to save mankind, and that the unwashed masses would destroy themselves without the enlightened global dictatorship of these frauds.

We do face a global threat. But it is not global warming, it is global tyranny from this crowd of liars – the Warmers."
[Congressman John Carter]

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Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX-32) 

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: (972) 392-0505 | Email him

Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX-36) 

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]

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Climate change denier

"Taxpayer funded research by NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) concerning the warmest years on record has been the subject of dispute and after challenges, has been changed and re-released. What is less known is why the changes were made and what inherent flaws existed in the original data, if any."
[John Cornyn, United States Senator for Texas]

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Climate change denier

"The last 15 years, there has been no recorded warming. Contrary to all the theories that they are expounding, there should have been warming over the last 15 years. It hasn't happened. You know, back in the '70s—I remember the '70s, we were told there was global cooling. And everyone was told global cooling was a really big problem. And then that faded."
[New Republic]

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