Idaho's Climate Change Deniers

Meet Idaho's climate change deniers.

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Apr 25 2017, 3:28pm

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Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID-01) 

Climate change denier

"It's interesting that about a decade ago there was a lot of talk about 'global warming.' Thirty years ago we were talking about 'global cooling.' Now all we hear about is 'climate change.' There has been evidence throughout history of cycles when the earth gets warmer and cycles when the earth gets colder. We should always be wise stewards of the earth and all of our natural resources. But as a policymaker, I won't be guided by the global warming propaganda machine. Al Gore - we need you to return your Nobel Peace Prize!"
[NBC News]

Call him: (208) 888 - 3188 | Email him

Rep. Michael Simpson (R-ID-02) 

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.
[On the Issues]

Call him: 208-334-1953 | Email him

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Climate change denier

"While there is no dispute over the fact that the Earth's climate has changed many times over the planet's history, the underlying cause of these climactic shifts is ultimately not well-understood and is a matter of vigorous debate."
[US Senator Mike Crapo]

Call him: (208) 334-1776 | Email him

Sen. James Risch (R-ID)

Climate change denier

"This action by EPA was designed as an attempt to force Congress to enact climate change legislation, a brazen act by an unelected bureaucracy undermining the Constitution… What is carbon dioxide? Also known as CO2, it is a part of everyday life. When the earliest human being took their first breath, CO2 was discharged. Plants absorb carbon dioxide using photosynthesis and release it when they decay. Carbon dioxide sources can be found in many activities and its regulation will now be applied to schools, hospitals, farms and ranches, to name just a few." [James E. Risch, US Senator for Idaho]

Call him: (208) 342-7985 | Email him

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