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Butch Otter on Environment
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • Endangered Species Act creates federal-state conflict. (Jan 2013)
  • To EPA: Delist wolves and restore state management. (Jan 2011)
  • Establish a dairy and animal research and education facility. (Jan 2007)
  • 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)
  • Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland. (May 2001)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Keystone XL Pipeline fundamental to economic prosperity. (Jan 2013)

Senate:

ID 2014: 2014 ID Senate debate


Michael Crapo on Environment
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Michael Crapo 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)
  • 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)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
  • Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Apr 2013)
  • Fund projects for international conservation of cranes. (Jan 2009)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Larry LaRocco on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously US Rep.: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Larry LaRocco on other issues.
  • Expand marketable water rights transfers. (Aug 2008)
  • Reduce the threat of global warming. (May 2008)
  • Fully fund PILOT program to help timber industry. (May 2008)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
  • Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands. (Jan 1993)
Nels Mitchell on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nels Mitchell on other issues.
  • Committed to protecting our unique outdoor heritage. (Jul 2014)
Jim Risch on Environment
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Supports first-in-time first-in-right water usage. (Sep 2008)
  • Wolf population has recovered; delist as Endangered Species. (Dec 2006)
  • 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)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Apr 2013)

House:


Raul Labrador on Environment
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Raul Labrador on other issues.
  • 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. (Jun 2013)
Mike Simpson on Environment
Republican Representative (ID-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Mike Simpson 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 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)
  • Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland. (May 2001)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-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 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Mar 2013)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Dirk Kempthorne on Environment
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Supports salmon recovery without breaching Snake River dams. (Jan 2001)
  • Statesí rights: no grizzly bears; no roadless forests. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Jim Risch on Environment
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Supports first-in-time first-in-right water usage. (Sep 2008)
  • Wolf population has recovered; delist as Endangered Species. (Dec 2006)
  • 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)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Apr 2013)
Jerry Brady on Environment
Former Democrat Challenger (2006): Click here for Jerry Brady on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Blinken on Environment
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (ID): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Blinken on other issues.
  • Stricter CAFE standards instead of ANWR drilling. (Sep 2002)
Scott McClure on Environment
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott McClure on other issues.
  • Better management of scare water supply. (Oct 2004)
Fred Adams on Environment
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Fred Adams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Helen Chenoweth on Environment
Republican (District 1): Click here for Helen Chenoweth on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Craig on Environment
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Larry Craig on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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)
Dirk Kempthorne on Environment
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Supports salmon recovery without breaching Snake River dams. (Jan 2001)
  • Statesí rights: no grizzly bears; no roadless forests. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Walt Minnick on Environment
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Walt Minnick 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)
Bill Sali on Environment
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Sali on other issues.
  • Opposes breaching Lower Snake River Dams. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
Tom Sullivan on Environment
2010 Democrat Challenger: Click here for Tom Sullivan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Butch Otter on Environment
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • Endangered Species Act creates federal-state conflict. (Jan 2013)
  • To EPA: Delist wolves and restore state management. (Jan 2011)
  • Establish a dairy and animal research and education facility. (Jan 2007)
  • 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)
  • Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland. (May 2001)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Keystone XL Pipeline fundamental to economic prosperity. (Jan 2013)
Rex Rammell on Environment
Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rex Rammell on other issues.
  • If we canít own public lands, we should be able to use them. (Jul 2008)
  • Raised elk for antler velvet and for hunterís trophies. (Jun 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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