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Terry Branstad on Environment
Republican Governor: Click here for Terry Branstad on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

IA 2013: 2014 Iowa Senate Debates


Bruce Braley on Environment
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley 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)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 63% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
Sam Clovis on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Sam Clovis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joni Ernst on Environment
Republican Challenger: Click here for Joni Ernst on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chuck Grassley on Environment
Republican Sr Senator (IA): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Grassley on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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 YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow critical feeding on Conservation Reserves. (Jul 2008)
  • Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle. (Jun 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
Matthew Whitaker on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Matthew Whitaker on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Leonard Boswell on Environment
Democratic Representative (IA-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Boswell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 70% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Give tax breaks for start-up farms for 10-year commitment. (Jan 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 25% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Bruce Braley on Environment
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley 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)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 63% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
Steve King on Environment
Republican Representative (IA-5): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Steve King 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 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)
  • Allow critical feeding on Conservation Reserves. (Jul 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Tom Latham on Environment
Republican Representative (IA-4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Tom Latham on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO 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 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)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
David Loebsack on Environment
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Loebsack 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)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Chet Culver on Environment
Democrat: Click here for Chet Culver on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Vilsack on Environment
Democratic IA Governor: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Tom Vilsack on other issues.
  • More investment in production of bio-fuels & bio-materials. (Sep 2012)
  • Vetoed a bill that failed to adequately protect health. (Apr 2004)
  • Burn waste oat hulls to save energy costs. (Apr 2004)
  • Vetoed a bill without adequate environmental safeguards. (Mar 2004)
  • Fund solutions for runoff contaminating waterways. (Jan 2004)
  • Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol. (May 2000)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone. (May 1998)
  • Maintain joint EPA-state authority over nuclear waste. (Oct 1999)
Tom Harkin on Environment
Democratic Jr Senator (IA): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Tom Harkin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • 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 NO 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 continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Rated 68% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Establish commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 60% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Greg Ganske on Environment
Former Republican Nominee (2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Jim Lightfoot on Environment
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Lightfoot on other issues.
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Daryl Northrop on Environment
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Daryl Northrop on other issues.
  • We can learn from indigenous people. (Aug 2004)
  • Redesign commerce to avoid pathological consumerism. (Aug 2004)
Art Small on Environment
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for Art Small on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Roxanne Conlin on Environment
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Roxanne Conlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
George Eichhorn on Environment
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for George Eichhorn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Ganske on Environment
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Jim Leach on Environment
Republican (District 1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Leach on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 90% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Jim Nussle on Environment
Republican (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Nussle on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Steven Rathje on Environment
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Steven Rathje on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christopher Reed on Environment
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Christopher Reed on other issues.
  • Eminent Domain is government legally stealing from citizens. (Apr 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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