Mississippi's Climate Change Deniers

Meet Mississippi's climate change deniers.

Apr 25 2017, 3:42pm

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Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS-01) 

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: (662) 327-0748 | Email him

Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS-03) 

Climate change denier

"I don't believe that the science is at all settled, okay, on man-made global warming… We can all come up with stories that say, 'well, this storm that just hit—Sandy—proves that there's man-made global warming.' Well, I would say that would be a stretch."
[Rep. Gregg Harper speaking at a student town hall]

Call him: (601) 823-3400 | Email him

Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-MS-04) 

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: (228) 864-7670 | Email him

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)

Climate change denier

"Science shows that there is an increase of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. But it has not been compellingly proven that mankind is responsible for the rise in atmospheric CO2, nor is it clear what impact CO2 has on Earth's temperatures."
[Roger Wicker, United States Senator for Mississippi]

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Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)

Climate change denier

Voted against a proposed amendment to Keystone XL Pipeline approval legislation that would state, "climate change is real," and that "human activity significantly contributes to climate change."

Call him: (601) 965-4459 | Email him