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Neil Abercrombie on Environment
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (HI-1): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Neil Abercrombie on other issues.
  • New Day Work Projects: transit-oriented development. (Jan 2011)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland. (May 2001)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 85% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands. (Jan 1993)

Senate:

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Daniel Akaka on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator (HI): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Akaka on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted NO on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • End commercial whaling and illegal trade in whale meat. (Jun 2001)
  • Support UNCED Rio Declaration at 2002 conference. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 84% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 80% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
Colleen Hanabusa on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Colleen Hanabusa on other issues.
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Mazie Hirono on Environment
Democratic challenger; Representative (HI-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mazie Hirono on other issues.
  • Visit the USA Bill: attract 300,000 Chinese by easier visas. (May 2012)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Add polar bear & bluefin tuna to endangered species list. (May 2010)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated 75% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Fund projects for international conservation of cranes. (Jan 2009)
Daniel Inouye on Environment
Democratic Sr Senator (HI): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Inouye on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted NO on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Rated 53% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Rated 40% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • Congress should decide land use, not DOI. (Sep 1979)
  • Fund studies of sustainable fisheries. (Oct 1996)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
Linda Lingle on Environment
Republican Governor (HI): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Linda Lingle on other issues.
  • We can't afford Honolulu Rail Project. (Mar 2012)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
Eddie Pirkowski on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Eddie Pirkowski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Schatz on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator Appointee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brian Schatz on other issues.
  • Strike a balance between growth and land preservation. (Jan 2005)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)

House:


Tulsi Gabbard on Environment
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Tulsi Gabbard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Colleen Hanabusa on Environment
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Colleen Hanabusa on other issues.
  • Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Linda Lingle on Environment
Republican Governor (HI): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Linda Lingle on other issues.
  • We can't afford Honolulu Rail Project. (Mar 2012)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
Mazie Hirono on Environment
Democratic challenger; Representative (HI-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mazie Hirono on other issues.
  • Visit the USA Bill: attract 300,000 Chinese by easier visas. (May 2012)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Add polar bear & bluefin tuna to endangered species list. (May 2010)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated 75% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Fund projects for international conservation of cranes. (Jan 2009)
Ben Cayetano on Environment
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ben Cayetano on other issues.
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species. (Aug 2001)
  • Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions. (Aug 2001)
  • Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup. (Aug 2001)
  • State primacy over water quantity & quality issues. (Aug 2001)
Ed Case on Environment
Democratic challenger (2006); U.S. Rep.: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ed Case on other issues.
  • Diversify tourism to include educational & eco-tourism. (May 2012)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 90% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Cam Cavasso on Environment
2004 former Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cam Cavasso on other issues.
  • Let Hawaii regulate thrill-craft vessels without federal law. (Aug 2004)
Neil Abercrombie on Environment
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (HI-1): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Neil Abercrombie on other issues.
  • New Day Work Projects: transit-oriented development. (Jan 2011)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland. (May 2001)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 85% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands. (Jan 1993)
Ed Case on Environment
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ed Case on other issues.
  • Diversify tourism to include educational & eco-tourism. (May 2012)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 90% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Charles Djou on Environment
Republican (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charles Djou on other issues.
  • Add polar bear & bluefin tuna to endangered species list. (May 2010)
Patsy Mink on Environment
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Patsy Mink on other issues.
  • Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands. (Jan 1993)
Cynthia Thielen on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cynthia Thielen on other issues.
  • Only Republican to make Sierra Club’s top ten legislators. (Jul 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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