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There are two kinds of numbskulls: the ignoramus kind and the calculating kind. The first kind truly believes the climate crisis is a hoax. They swallow the fabrications, smears, and other propaganda that the fossil fuel industry and its purchased media, phony think tanks, and congressional puppets have saturated us with for decades. The second kind don’t privately reject what scientific evidence shows is happening with the Earth’s climate; they just choose to publicly adopt the climate-science-denying stance for whatever economic gains and political advantages it offers them.

With a Democratic majority now running the House, both the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s environment subcommittee (with the actual words “climate change” newly added to its name) will begin hearings on the climate crisis Wednesday, both at 10 AM ET.

Climate change

Twenty-nine Republican numbskulls on these two panels will shower us with their usual denier nonsense. And while the 12 other Republicans assigned to those two panels aren’t quite as stubbornly resistant to the overwhelming evidence of climate change, their environmental voting records are so grotesquely destructive that they might as well be deniers, too. They vote to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve; drill everywhere offshore; research “clean coal”; push to keep extracting dirty coal; bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Power Plan and other programs; repeal weatherization funding for low-income people; and on and on, ad nauseam.

Having these Republican representatives officially discussing the climate crisis and questioning witnesses is like appointing people who think the stars are painted on a giant backdrop to run an astronomy conference. None of them has any business even being in the room. There is no sugarcoating their stance: It’s lethal. And for the past decade they have done everything in their power to block or eviscerate climate-friendly legislation or agency rule-making and to stop any climate hearings from happening at all. Stunning that they think shutting people up about climate change will make it vanish. They won’t be able to shut people up this week, but they will waste time with their own jabber, just as they have used their political clout to waste time in addressing the climate crisis.

In a moment, we’ll examine the records of these deniers and their Democratic counterparts on the two panels in some detail. Included in this scrutiny are the League of Conservation Voters’ lifetime environment scores for each member and information about fossil fuel campaign contributions (coal, oil, and gas) covering the representatives’ entire congressional careers, as calculated by Open Secrets. Deciding whether a representative qualifies as a climate-science denier was achieved by referring to A Guide to the Climate Change Deniers in Congress, the Center for American Progress’s Climate Deniers in the 116th Congress, Mother Jones magazine’s Here Are the Races to Watch if You Care About Global Warming, and my own original research.

But, first, a bit of background.

The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, chaired by Democratic Rep. Paul Tonko of New York, has yet to announce who it will invite to its hearing. The Natural Resources Committee has invited seven witnesses to testify: North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper; Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker; Kim Cobb, professor at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech; Nadia Nazar, co-founder of the Zero Hour movement and co-organizer of the Youth Climate March; Elizabeth Yeampierre, steering committee co-chair for the Climate Justice Alliance; Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus and an advisory board member of the Climate Mobilization; and Paula DiPerna, a special adviser to CDP North America Inc.

We may also learn this week who will serve on the Select Committee on Climate. That body—pushed into existence by representatives and grassroots advocates who favor a “Green New Deal” to accelerate the transformation of the country’s energy, transportation, and agriculture systems—will be chaired by Democratic Rep. Kathy Castor of Florida. What its role amid committee turf battles will turn out to be is anyone’s guess. It was gutted in the process of its creation by being barred from issuing subpoenas or drafting legislation, something that hadn’t hampered its predecessor’s work before the Republicans demolished it eight years ago.

How the select committee’s eventual hearings may differ from those of other committees and subcommittees is uncertain. But one thing you can be sure of is that Republican leaders will pack its slots on the select committee with still more deniers. Not a difficult task, since more than 100 of  them taint the House with their idiocy. The more relevant question is how many of the select committee’s Democrats will prove to be climate hawks and climate owls.

The Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change

Previously known as the Subcommittee on Environment and Economy, the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change has 22 voting members—9 Republicans and 13 Democrats. Half served on the subcommittee in the previous Congress.

One good omen: No Democrat named to the panel challenges the consensus of climatologists that human activity is the chief cause of the accelerating changes threatening to upend civilization, wipe out vast numbers of species on land and sea, and generate titanic destructive forces across every continent. Two definite climate hawks, Rep. Nanette Barragán of California and Rep. Don McEachin of Virginia, are new to the subcommittee, the latter being a vigorous congressional advocate of environmental justice.

Rep. Nanette Barragán of California
Rep. Nanette Barragán is one of the climate hawks serving on the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.

The League of Conservation Voters scores members of Congress based on how they have voted on a selection of two or three dozen environmental bills and resolutions each year. All but one of the subcommittee’s 13 Democrats have lifetime LCV scores in the mid-to-high 90th percentile, with the only outlier rating a very respectable 89 percent. On the other side, the highest LCV score for subcommittee Republicans is a pitiful 6 percent, except for a non-voting ex officio member who rates 9 percent.

The Democrats’ scores are encouraging. It is, however, important to note that positive LCV scores are only one measure of environmental soundness and no guarantee that a member will initiate or stand up for the type of climate policies so desperately needed. Too many Democrats have been footdraggers on climate change. And in practical terms, delay is cdenial. Will they finally realize that climate disaster isn’t going to wait until the 22nd century to arrive?

Heading up the subcommittee is Chairman Paul Tonko, who serves New York’s 20th Congressional District (LCV lifetime score: 97%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $44,625). Tonko is an aggressive environmental advocate who has introduced or co-sponsored numerous climate- and energy-related bills since he was first elected to Congress a decade ago. It’s true that some of the fiercest climate hawks don’t think he’s gone far enough. For example, many of them oppose the cap-and-trade system he and other environmental advocates favor as the wrong approach at this late date to control pollution emissions. There’s no question, however, that Tonko has been an avid proponent of actions that would ameliorate or eliminate at least some of the negative impacts of climate change.

 I ran for Congress in 2008 because our nation did not have a clear energy policy. Our nation and our economy has everything to gain by embracing cleaner fuels and making energy efficiency our fuel of choice. In Congress, I fight against the notion that climate deniers support that we must choose between a green environment and a robust economy. It’s a false choice. I will continue to work to give American businesses the resources they need to tap into the ‘green collar’ job markets of the future and make our nation a global leader on protecting the environment and making it more sustainable for generations to come.

Together with Democrats Rep. Elizabeth Esty and Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, and Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, Tonko introduced the U.S. Green Bank Act of 2017 two years ago: State Green Banks are becoming increasingly popular as state and local economies work to meet the growing demand for clean energy and energy efficiency financing,” said Tonko at the time. “Our New York Green Bank is a leader in this field and has already delivered more than $350 million to more than two dozen projects in our state. Those projects are expected to generate more than $1 billion combined, helping us advance a more globally competitive, clean energy economy.”

Six states have now established financing institutions of this kind.

The ranking Republican member of the subcommittee, previously its chairman, is John Shimkus (IL-15) (LCV lifetime score: 6%; career fossil fuel campaign donations: $858,561; ranked No. 18 in oil and gas contributions to House candidates in the 2018 campaign. DENIER: While he concedes that the climate is changing, he has adopted the latest iteration of science denial by saying that this is not happening because of humans. “The Earth will end only when God declares it’s time to be over. Man will not destroy this Earth. This Earth will not be destroyed by a Flood. I do believe that God’s word is infallible, unchanging, perfect.”

Here’s a brief look at at the rest of the subcommittee members, starting with the Republicans.


  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers, (WA-05) (LCV lifetime score: 3%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $502,390; ranked No. 20 of oil and gas contributions to House candidates in the 2018 campaign.) DENIER: “Many scientists have disavowed past climate change research, McKinley said, and he’s waiting for valid science to convince him there’s a problem and whether man is to blame. ‘This is an issue that people are using to try to stop the production of coal and the burning of coal in America, and we’ve got to find ways to stand up and say no to that,’ he said, calling for more independent research. ‘I don’t want to listen to Al Gore tell me from a political standpoint that global warming is caused by man because I don’t think he can support it.’”
  • David McKinley, (WV-01) (LCV lifetime score: 5%, career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $385,275) DENIER: During a congressional hearing in 2013, he said “…over the last 40 years,” there has been “almost no increase in temperature, very slight.” “Many scientists have disavowed past climate change research. […] This is an issue that people are using to try to stop the production of coal and the burning of coal in America, and we’ve got to find ways to stand up and say no to that.” […] “I don’t want to listen to Al Gore tell me from a political standpoint that global warming is caused by man because I don’t think he can support it.” 
  • Bill Johnson, (OH-06) (LCV lifetime score: 3%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $775,423) DENIER“I am not an alarmist that believes that greenhouse gas emissions coming from the coal industry are causing major problems.”
  • Billy Long, (MO-07) (LCV lifetime score: 2%, career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $180,500) Awful climate-related voting record: “I pledge to the taxpayers of my state, and to the American people, that I will oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.” 
  • Bill Flores, (TX-17) (LCV lifetime score: 3%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $1,031,573; ranked No. 14 in oil and gas contributions to House candidates in the 2018 campaign.) DENIER“It is time we stopped putting petty politics based on dubious ‘agenda-driven, scientific’ research ahead of creating more American energy.” 
  • Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) (LCV lifetime score: 1%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $640,400; ranked No. 16 in oil and gas contributions to House candidates in the 2018 campaign.) DENIER: “I haven’t seen the reports that would get me to believe that anything’s different than the patterns that we had that we’ve gone through the time of records. All of our records we’ve hit in heat waves, look at them. They’re in the 1930s. Dust bowl happened way before your and I’s time. And the cycles we had, we had cold winters growing up and we’ve had mild winters growing up.”
  • Buddy Carter (GA-01) (LCV lifetime score: 0%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $100,650) DENIER: “Certainly we have to pay attention to [climate change]. There’s no doubt about that. But I do have reservations about how real it is.” Career fossil fuel industry campaign contributions:
  • Jeff Duncan, (SC-03) (LCV lifetime score: 3%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $228,750) DENIER: “In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began its process of regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emission under the Clean Air Act because of CO2‘s contribution to global warming. The problem with the agency’s finding is that it relies on questionable science and ignores vigorous dissention (sic) among the scientific community. Even if we set aside the abundance of scientific dissention when it comes to the EPA’s endangerment findings or the supposed effects of CO2 on climate, the EPA’s regulations will not reduce CO2 enough to have any meaningful effect.” 
  • Greg Walden, (OR-02), Ex Officio  (LCV, lifetime score: 9%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $805,650; ranked No. 6 of oil and gas contributions to House candidates in the 2018 campaign).


  • Yvette Clarke (NY-09) (LCV lifetime score: 94%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $3,750) “As the world prepares for climate talks Monday in Paris, any effort to prevent global climate change and limit fossil fuel consumption—efforts the public overwhelmingly supports, according to Pew polling this month —must account for the disproportionate harm to developing nations and to disadvantaged communities in the United States. Harm to communities of color in the U.S., especially, is too often overlooked. And yet, they’re most often on the receiving end of rising temperatures and sea levels; severe weather; and toxic air, water and soil, contaminated by the extraction, transport and production of fossil fuels.”
  • Nanette Barragán, (CA-44) (LCV lifetime score: 97%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $0)
  • Donald McEachin, (VA-04) (LCV lifetime score: 89%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $8,550)
  • Lisa Blunt Rochester, (DE-at-large) (LCV lifetime score: 97%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $7,001)
  • Darren Soto, (FL-09) (LCV lifetime score: 100%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $0)
  • Scott Peters, (CA-52) (LCV lifetime score: 94%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $47,103)
  • Debbie Dingell, (MI-12) (LCV lifetime score: 98%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $41,200
  • Jan Schakowsky, (IL-09) (LCV lifetime score: 98%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions): $5,035)
  • Diana DeGette, (CO-01) (LCV lifetime score: 96%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions): $21,210)
  • Doris Matsui, (CA-06) (LCV lifetime score: 97%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $92,250)
  • Jerry McNerney, (CA-09) (LCV lifetime score: 94%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $35,600)
  • Raul Ruiz, (CA-36) (LCV lifetime score: 94%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $25,413)
  • Frank Pallone, (NJ-06) Ex officio. Chair of committee. (LCV lifetime score: 96%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $136,689)

OTHER members of the Energy and Commerce Committee


Greg Walden: (OR-02) Ranking Member of committee. (LCV lifetime score: 9%, career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $828,650.) Lousy climate-related voting record.“The emails raise a number of serious questions concerning the transparency and integrity of of U.S.-supported climate research going back more than 10 years.”

Walden was a co-sponsor of the 2011 Energy Tax Prevention Act to stop the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. 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. He may be less direct in dismissing climate change, but his foot-dragging and obfuscation on the issue are no less threatening to the planet. He has voted against clean energy research funding and against acknowledging that climate change is largely human caused. Career fossil fuel industry campaign contributions: 

  • Fred Upton: (MI-06) DENIER: “I do not say that it is manmade.” (LCV lifetime score: 26%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $1,191,243)
  • Steve Scalise: (LA-01) (LCV lifetime score: 4%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $1,213,229) DENIER: “While their global warming agenda continues to lose support, it’s ironic that radical environmentalists are at it again, less than a month after NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), announced the Great Lakes had the most widespread ice coverage in over 35 years. Thirty years ago liberals were using global cooling to push new radical regulations. Then they shifted their focus to global warming in an effort to prop up wave after wave of job-killing regulations that are leading to skyrocketing food and energy costs.”
  • Bob Latta, (OH-05) (LCV lifetime score: 3%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $374,175) (Poor climate-related voting record.)
  • Brett Guthrie, (KY-02) (LCV lifetime score: 5%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $273,550) DENIER: Voted against an amendment to the Electricity Security and Affordability Act (H.R. 3826) that would require Congress to accept the scientific finding “that greenhouse gas pollution is “contributing to long-lasting changes in our climate that can have a range of negative effects.”
  • Pete Olson, (TX-22) (LCV lifetime score: 2%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $1,103,928) DENIER:

    Monica Trauzzi: “Congressman, a big focus on climate change tonight. What did you make of the president’s challenge to climate deniers?”

    Pete Olson: ”I laughed. I mean, I’ve said over and over our climate is changing, that’s been a fact since God created the Earth. The problem is right now we don’t know how much man is making that change happen. So let’s take a deep breath and do some studies, and then do some studies about water, because right now all the studies are on land around cities. Let’s diversify, actually see what’s happening to our planet, see what we can control and not control. Again, I am not this — well, let’s just say I disagree with the president’s attack on people who just question his motives, because this is not so much for the world, this is politics.”

  • Adam Kinzinger, (IL-16) (LCV lifetime score: 6%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $287,087) (Terrible climate-related voting record.)
  • Morgan Griffith, (VA-09) (LCV lifetime score: 5%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $430,806) DENIER: It is “reckless to pursue such an economically devastating plan in order to address a scientific theory – man-made global warming – that many scientists do not even believe is happening.”
  • Gus Bilirakis, (FL-12) (LCV lifetime score: 8%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $171,850) (Pitiful climate-related voting record).
  • Larry Bucshon, (IN-08) (LCV lifetime score: 5%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $241,600) DENIER: “It’s not about affecting the global temperature and climate change. There’s public comments out there that that question has been answered saying ‘no.’ Of all the climatologists whose career depends on the climate changing to keep themselves publishing articles, yes I could read that. But I don’t believe it.”
  • Susan Brooks, (IN-05) (LCV lifetime score: 4%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $105,400) (Terrible climate-related voting record.)
  • Richard Hudson, (NC-08) (LCV lifetime score: 1%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $286,050) DENIER: Answered “No” in the Vote Smart Political Courage Test “Do you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?”  
  • Tim Walberg, (MI-07) (LCV lifetime score: career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $303,320) DENIER: “I read scientists, editors—at least equal on both sides—that say there’s a cycle, that significant warming that’s produced by human involvement… I read on the other side an equal number, at the very least, that say just the opposite. That this something that’s gone on for eons; that we go through these cycles.”
  • Greg Gianforte, (MT-at-large) (LCV lifetime score: 9%, career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $218,888) Terrible climate-related voting record.


  • Frank Pallone, (NJ-06) Chair of committee. (LCV lifetime score: 96%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $136,689)
  • Bobby Rush, (IL-01) (LCV lifetime score: 79%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $85,700)
  • Anna Eshoo, (CA-18) (LCV lifetime score: 97%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $12,450)
  • Eliot Engel, (NY-16) (LCV lifetime score: 93%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $51,150)
  • Diana DeGette, (CO-01) (LCV lifetime score: 96%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $21,210)
  • Mike Doyle, (PA-14) (LCV lifetime score: 77%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $247,837)
  • Jan Schakowsky, (IL-09) (LCV lifetime score: 98%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $5,035)
  • G. K. Butterfield, (NC-01) (LCV lifetime score: 89%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $100,800)
  • Doris Matsui, (CA-06) (LCV lifetime score: 97%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $92,250)
  • Kathy Castor, (FL-14) (LCV lifetime score: 93%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $2,951)
  • John Sarbanes, (MD-03) (LCV lifetime score: 96%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $28,353)
  • Jerry McNerney, (CA-09) (LCV lifetime score: 94%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $35,600)
  • Peter Welch, (VT-at-large) (LCV lifetime score: 94%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $103,250)
  • Ben Ray Luján, (NM-03) (LCV lifetime score: 96%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $137,500)
  • Dave Loebsack, (IA-02) (LCV lifetime score: 89%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $19,001)
  • Kurt Schrader, (OR-05) (LCV lifetime score: 71%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $145,400)
  • Joe Kennedy III, (MA-04) (LCV lifetime score: 96%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $45,650)
  • Tony Cárdenas, (CA-29) (LCV lifetime score: 92%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $87,305)
  • Marc Veasey, (TX-33) (LCV lifetime score: 88%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $246,700)
  • Ann McLane Kuster, (NH-02) (LCV lifetime score: 95%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $4,512)
  • Robin Kelly, (IL-02) (LCV lifetime score: 93%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $6,750)
  • Tom O’Halleran, (AZ-0)1 (LCV lifetime score: 91%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $5,675)

House Committee on Natural Resources


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Rep. Raúl Grijalva, chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources. The committee will begin its month of climate hearings Wednesday morning.
  • Raúl Grijalva*, (AZ-03) Chair (LCV lifetime score: 96%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $12,006). Environmental groups and advocates clamored for President Obama to appoint Grijalva as secretary of the Interior Department in 2013 after Ken Salazar stepped down from the post. The Arizona representative is a visionary leader” with a strong record in dealing with global warming and other environmental issues, and he has a excellent relationship with Indian tribes. He has said: “Climate change is undeniably the greatest challenge of our time – the question is not whether our planet is warming but whether we are committed to meeting this threat head-on. Just days before the largest climate demonstration ever amassed, Congressional Republicans are pushing legislation that would do everything from blocking vital EPA protections, to ordering federal agencies to pretend that carbon pollution and climate change do no harm, to exempting the Keystone XL pipeline from all permitting requirements. They couldn’t be more out-of-step with the American people.“Addressing climate change is about more than slowing the warming of our planet. It’s about recognizing the public health threats posed by pollutants, and about doing right by those who will inherit the earth when we are gone.”
  • Grace Napolitano*, (CA-32) (LCV lifetime score:  90%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $68,690)
  • Jim Costa*, (CA-16) (LCV lifetime score: 47%career fossil fuel campaign contributions:) Career fossil fuel campaign donations: $538,474)
  • Jared Huffman*, (CA-02) (LCV lifetime score: 99%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $0)
  • Alan Lowenthal*, (CA-47) (LCV lifetime score:  98%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $46,850)
  • Ruben Gallego,* (AZ-07) (LCV lifetime score: 95%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $5,503)
  • Nydia Velázquez*, (NY-07) (LCV lifetime score:  93%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $40,001)
  • Diana DeGette, (CO-01) (LCV lifetime score: 96%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $21,210)
  • William Lacy Clay Jr.*, (MO-01) (LCV lifetime score: 90%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $18,100)
  • Debbie Dingell, (MI-12) (LCV lifetime score: 98%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $41,200) (Also serves on Energy and Commerce Committee.)
  • Anthony G. Brown*, (MD-04) (LCV lifetime score: 100%;  Career fossil fuel campaign donations: $12,500)
  • Donald McEachin*, (VA-04) (LCV lifetime score: 89%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $8,550) (Also serves on Energy and Commerce.)
  • Darren Soto*, (FL-09) (LCV lifetime score: 100%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $0) (Also serves on Energy and Commerce.)
  • Steven Horsford, (NV-04) (LCV lifetime score: 73%—this is based on his 2013-15 term of office during which he missed 10 votes while undergoing surgery. Had he been judged only on the votes he cast, his lifetime score would have been 87%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $13,025)
  • Ed Case, (HI-02) (freshman, no LCV score yet, career fossil fuel campaign contributions:) Career fossil fuel campaign donations: $4,450)
  • TJ Cox, (CA-21) (freshman, no LCV score yet, career fossil fuel campaign contributions:) Career fossil fuel campaign donations: $750)
  • Joe Neguse, (CO-02) (freshman, no LCV score yet, career fossil fuel campaign contributions:) Career fossil fuel campaign donations: $0)
  • Mike Levin, (CA-49) (freshman, no LCV score yet, career fossil fuel campaign contributions:) Career fossil fuel campaign donations: $5,268)
  • Deb Haaland, (NM-01) Vice Chair (freshman, no LCV score yet, career fossil fuel campaign contributions:) Career fossil fuel campaign donations: $3,283)
  • Jeff Van Drew, (NJ-02) (freshman, no LCV score yet, career fossil fuel campaign contributions:) Career fossil fuel campaign donations: $1,050)
  • Joe Cunningham, (SC-01) (freshman, no LCV score yet, career fossil fuel campaign contributions:) Career fossil fuel campaign donations: $0)

The following two members can introduce legislation and vote in committee but not in the full House. They thus have no LCV scores.

  • Michael San Nicolas, Guam. Career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $0
  • Gregorio Sablan*, N. Mariana Islands, Vice Chair (Insular Affairs) Career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $0


  • Rob Bishop*, (UT-01) Ranking Member  (LCV lifetime score: 2%career fossil fuel campaign contribution: $548,866) DENIER: “Despite the fact that scientific data underlying the studies of global warming appear to have been manipulated to produce an intended outcome, EPA officials disregarded the contaminated science, calling it little more than a blip on the history of this process. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the EPA is more interested in grabbing power over our entire country than in getting the science and the answer right.” Career fossil fuel campaign donations:
  • Don Young*, (AK-at-large) (LCV lifetime score: 8%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $1,428,313) DENIER
  • Louie Gohmert*, (TX-01) (LCV lifetime score: 4%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $451,354DENIER
  • Doug Lamborn*, (CO-05) (LCV lifetime score: 6%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $365,438DENIER
  • Rob Wittman*, (VA-01) (LCV lifetime score: 11%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $95,765DENIER
  • Tom McClintock*, (CA-04) (LCV lifetime score: 4%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $213,100) DENIER
  • Paul Gosar*, (AZ-04) (LCV lifetime score: 5%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $89,300DENIER
  • Paul Cook*, (CA-08) (LCV lifetime score: 3%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $52,900) (Lousy climate-related voting record.)
  • Bruce Westerman*, (AR-04) (LCV lifetime score: 1%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $172,050) DENIER
  • Garret Graves*, (LA-06) (LCV lifetime score: 4%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $512,234) DENIER
  • Jody Hice*, (GA-10) (LCV lifetime score: 0%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $24,500) DENIER
  • Daniel Webster*, (FL-11) Vice Ranking Member (LCV lifetime score: 5%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $62,050DENIER
  • Liz Cheney*, (WY-at large) (LCV, lifetime score: 0%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $278,025) DENIER: “I think that [the federal government’s] assertions about climate change are based on junk science. But even if you agree with what they are saying, the administration itself admits that the steps it’s taking to kill our coal industry will have little or no impact overall on global temperatures.”
  • Mike Johnson*, (LA-04) (LCV lifetime score: 0%career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $118,250)
  • John Curtis, (UT-03) (LCV, lifetime score: 0%; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $31,900)
  • Kevin Hern, (OK-01) (freshman, no LCV score yet; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $91,661) DENIER
  • Russ Fulcher, (ID-01) (freshman, no LCV score yet; career fossil fuel campaign contributions: $20,000) DENIER

The following  two members can introduce legislation and vote in committee but not in the full House. They thus have no LCV scores.

  • Amata Coleman Radewagen*, American Samoa. Career fossil fuel campaign donations: $1,500
  • Jenniffer González*, Puerto Rico, Vice Ranking Member (Insular Affairs)  Career fossil fuel campaign donations: $1,000
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  1. All of the Republican party are numbskulls and old cronies. They should all be replaced. They should all pay the piper for letting individual 1 do what he wants. No oversight, how disgusting. THey do not have any backbone to stand up to the moron in the WH.


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