Our members of Congress are in the best position to slow climate change. They can transition us to clean energy in a way that grows America’s economy and jobs.
Before you vote in any election, find out your candidates’ positions on climate change and energy. It’s important to note that energy policies that promote the free market production of natural gas increase greenhouse gas emissions—a primary cause of climate change.
The election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2018 for all the offices mentioned below preceded by the primaries on May 15, 2018.
Bob Casey's stance on environmental issues and climate change in particular is clear. On his web site at https://www.casey.senate.gov/issues/environment he states :"Senator Casey believes we must rise to the challenge of climate change and revitalize our economy by increasing our efforts in the areas of energy efficiency; developing and adopting cleaner ways of producing electricity; and creating jobs. Senator Casey supports the need for a comprehensive climate change plan and EPA’s Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from new and existing power plants. Senator Casey voted to support EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Senator Casey is also a cosponsor of the Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Act and has previously sponsored bills to support carbon capture and sequestration research and liability issues."
“I haven’t been in a science class in a long time, but the earth moves closer to the sun every year–you know the rotation of the earth,” Wagner said. “We’re moving closer to the sun.”
He added, “We have more people. You know, humans have warm bodies. So is heat coming off? Things are changing, but I think we are, as a society, doing the best we can.”
Governor Tom Wolf’s statement on the President’s executive order rolling back environmental protections, March 27, 2017 :
“The science of climate change is settled and the President’s actions today
turn the federal government’s back on Pennsylvania’s environment and our
economy. Today’s action by the President will do nothing to help coal
communities but will exacerbate the negative impact climate change
is having on our economy – from agriculture to tourism.
We can reduce Pennsylvania’s carbon emissions — while creating new, good-paying jobs — by promoting a cleaner energy mix including wind, nuclear, solar, energy efficiency, natural gas and clean coal. My administration will continue to actively seek ways to reduce the impact of climate change on our citizens and businesses."