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Ann Kirkpatrick stated on her Senatorial campaign website that climate change is real (1). In 2009, as a member of the US House of Representatives, she voted against the American Clean Energy and Security Act HR 2454 (Waxman-Markey) saying, “we have to address climate change but also be very sensitive right now to the economic recession.” (2,3). In 2015 she voted in favor of HR 2042, which would have prevented implementation of the Clean Power Plan (4, 5).
1. Issues page at Kirkpatrick for Senate. Accessed 2016-09-08 http://www.kirkpatrickforsenate.com/issues/
2. “Dem Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick returns for second stint on Capitol Hill” in The Hill, Sterling C. Beard, 2013-02-25. http://kirkpatrick.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/dem-rep-ann-kirkpatrick-returns-for-second-stint-on-capitol-hill-read-more
3. “Kirkpatrick raises concerns about renewable energy’s cost to rural Arizona residents” in Arizona Capital-Times, Christine Rogel, 2009-11-02. http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2009/11/02/kirkpatrick-raises-concerns-about-renewable-energy%E2%80%99s-cost-to-rural-arizona-residents/
4. “FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 384” from House of Representatives Clerk, 2015-06-24. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll384.xml
5. “Measure to block EPA Clean Power Plan passes House” in Utility Dive, Robert Walton, 2015-06-25. http://www.utilitydive.com/news/measure-to-block-epa-clean-power-plan-passes-house/401376/
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1. What are the individual's views on whether climate change is real and caused by human activity?
In 2014, she voted for a House amendment calling on Congress to recognize that man-made carbon pollution contributes to climate change and that climate change has a wide range of negative effects. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll103.xml https://thinkprogress.org/24-house-republicans-just-voted-to-deny-the-reality-of-climate-change-e3f66d07f897#.5ha4jdq7i
According to her campaign website, “Ann believes we must fight global climate change and reduce our carbon footprint before it is too late. http://www.kirkpatrickforsenate.com/issues/ ACCESSED 02 Sept 2016
2. What votes, actions, and governmental/organizational activities on climate change and clean energy has the individual led/supported/opposed?
In 2009, in voting against the American Clean Energy and Security Act H.R.2454 (Waxman-Markey), her press release said, “When cap and trade legislation came before the House in 2009, she broke ranks with the majority of her party to vote against it.” http://kirkpatrick.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/dem-rep-ann-kirkpatrick-returns-for-second-stint-on-capitol-hill-read-more
In 2015, as a Congresswoman, she supported HR 2042 The Ratepayer Protection Act, which would have prevented implementation of the Clean Power Plan. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll384.xml http://www.utilitydive.com/news/measure-to-block-epa-clean-power-plan-passes-house/401376/
In 2009, in an interview with the Arizona Capitol Times, she said “I think we have to address climate change but also be very sensitive right now to the economic recession,” http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2009/11/02/kirkpatrick-raises-concerns-about-renewable-energy%E2%80%99s-cost-to-rural-arizona-residents/
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