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Nikki Haley on Environment
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nikki Haley on other issues.
  • Re-open Yucca Mountain for nuclear waste. (Apr 2012)
  • Charleston is now US's top tourism spot; sell South Carolina. (Jan 2012)

Senate:

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Lee Bright on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for Lee Bright on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim DeMint on Environment
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Cash-for-Clunkers program was a stupid idea. (Jan 2012)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Joyce Dickerson on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Joyce Dickerson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lindsey Graham on Environment
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Green diesel regulations cost $367 per truck per year. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 60% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
Brad Hutto on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Hutto on other issues.
  • We must do more to protect our natural resources. (Jun 2014)
Nancy Mace on Environment
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Nancy Mace on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Thomas Ravenel on Environment
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Thomas Ravenel on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Scott on Environment
Republican Senator-Appointee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Jay Stamper on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for Jay Stamper on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Wade on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Rick Wade on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


James Clyburn on Environment
Democratic Representative (SC-6): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for James Clyburn on other issues.
  • Pro-nuclear, and deepen the port of Charleston. (Apr 2012)
  • 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 NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 85% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on Environment
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on other issues.
  • Dredge the port of Charleston, with federal funding. (Apr 2013)
Jeff Duncan on Environment
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Duncan on other issues.
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
  • Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns. (Feb 2013)
Trey Gowdy on Environment
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Trey Gowdy on other issues.
  • Prosecute environmental crimes; but no private takings. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Mick Mulvaney on Environment
Republican (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mick Mulvaney on other issues.
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
Tom Rice on Environment
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Rice on other issues.
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Aug 2013)
Mark Sanford on Environment
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Market-based incentive for private land conservation. (Nov 2006)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
Tim Scott on Environment
Republican (Appointed Senator) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Joe Wilson on Environment
Republican Representative (SC-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Joe Wilson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns. (Feb 2013)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mark Sanford on Environment
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Market-based incentive for private land conservation. (Nov 2006)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
Jim Hodges on Environment
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Hodges on other issues.
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)
David Beasley on Environment
2004 former Republican challenger; former Governor: Click here for David Beasley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fritz Hollings on Environment
Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Fritz Hollings on other issues.
  • 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 NO on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • End commercial whaling and illegal trade in whale meat. (Jun 2001)
  • Rated 58% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Fund studies of sustainable fisheries. (Oct 1996)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
Bob Inglis on Environment
Republican Representative (SC-4, retook seat in 2004): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bob Inglis on other issues.
  • Environmentalists see equivalency between a child and a tree. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Alex Sanders on Environment
2002 Democratic Candidate (SC): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alex Sanders on other issues.
  • Job creation and protecting the environment do not conflict. (Apr 2002)
Inez Tenenbaum on Environment
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for Inez Tenenbaum on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Strom Thurmond on Environment
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Strom Thurmond on other issues.
  • Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted NO on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
Gresham Barrett on Environment
Republican Representative (SC-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Gresham Barrett on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
Henry Brown on Environment
Republican Representative (SC-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Henry Brown on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-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)
Michael Cone on Environment
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Michael Cone on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Conley on Environment
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Bob Conley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim DeMint on Environment
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Cash-for-Clunkers program was a stupid idea. (Jan 2012)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Alvin Greene on Environment
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Alvin Greene on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark McBride on Environment
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for Mark McBride on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mullins McLeod on Environment
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Mullins McLeod on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Floyd Spence on Environment
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Floyd Spence on other issues.
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
John Spratt on Environment
Democratic Representative (SC-5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Spratt on other issues.
  • 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 NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 90% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Lindsey Graham on Environment
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Green diesel regulations cost $367 per truck per year. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 60% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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