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Brian Schatz

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Brian Schatz
First Name: Brian
Last Name: Schatz
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Gender:
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Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Schatz
Wikipedia section URL on climate (if any): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Schatz#Climate_Change
State: Hawaii
Office: Senate
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Party: Democratic
Incumbent or Challenger: Incumbent
House Official Site:
Senate Official Site: http://www.schatz.senate.gov/
Campaign Site: http://brianschatz.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SenBrianSchatz/
Campaign Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrianSchatz
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenBrianSchatz
Campaign Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianschatz

Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

Brian Schatz said "Climate change is urgent, solvable, human-caused, and real. The United States can and should lead on this issue and generate positive momentum." (1) In November 2014, he introduced the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act, which would require polluters to pay a fee for every ton of carbon pollution they emit. (2) During a debate about the Keystone XL Pipeline on January 21, 2015, he authored Amendment 58, saying that human activity "significantly" contributes to climate change .(3,4) In January 2016, he signed a joint-letter with 18 Senators calling on the EPA to take stronger action on climate by cutting methane emissions (5).

1. "Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz: ‘Climate Change Is Urgent, Solvable, Human-Caused, and Real’ at Yahoo News, No Author, 2013-03-15. https://www.yahoo.com/news/hawaii-senator-brian-schatz-climate-change-urgent-solvable-191243524.html

2. "Senators Whitehouse, Schatz Introduce Carbon Fee Legislation." 2014-11-19. http://www.schatz.senate.gov/press-releases/senators-whitehouse-schatz-introduce-carbon-fee-legislation

3. U.S. Senate Role Call Votes 114th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 12, 2015-01-21. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00012http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00012

4. "Schatz amendment forces vote on climate change." at Honolulu Star Advisor, Kathleen Hunter, 2014-11-19. http://www.staradvertiser.com/breaking-news/schatz-amendment-forces-vote-on-climate-change/

5. "Schatz, Whitehouse, Colleagues Urge EPA to Take Further Action on Climate Change and cut Methane Emissions." 2016-01-26. http://www.schatz.senate.gov/press-releases/schatz-whitehouse-colleagues-urge-epa-to-take-further-action-on-climate-change-and-cut-methane-emissions


1. What are the individual's views on whether climate change is real and caused by human activity?

In March 2015, Schatz said, "Climate change is urgent, solvable, human-caused, and real. The United States can and should lead on this issue and generate positive momentum." https://www.yahoo.com/news/hawaii-senator-brian-schatz-climate-change-urgent-solvable-191243524.html

2. What votes, actions, and governmental/organizational activities on climate change and clean energy has the individual led/supported/opposed?

In November 2014, he introduced the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act, which would require polluters to pay a fee for every ton of carbon pollution they emit. http://www.schatz.senate.gov/press-releases/senators-whitehouse-schatz-introduce-carbon-fee-legislation

During a debate about the Keystone XL Pipeline on January 21, 2015, he authored Amendment 58, saying that human activity "significantly" contributes to climate change. http://www.staradvertiser.com/breaking-news/schatz-amendment-forces-vote-on-climate-change/ http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00012

In November 2015, he said, in support of the international climate agreement, "This is an historic moment -- when the international community finally takes responsibility for climate change in a meaningful way. This is a global problem that cannot be solved by nations acting alone. We must come together, and with this agreement, we did." http://www.schatz.senate.gov/press-releases/schatz-statement-on-the-paris-climate-agreement

In January 2016, he signed a joint-letter with 18 Senators calling on the EPA to take stronger action on climate by cutting methane emissions. http://www.schatz.senate.gov/press-releases/schatz-whitehouse-colleagues-urge-epa-to-take-further-action-on-climate-change-and-cut-methane-emissions

3. What has the individual said about local and regional climate-related impacts and activities?

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Other relevant and significant information.

In March 2016, he released a statement calling for more coverage of climate change in the news media. http://www.schatz.senate.gov/press-releases/schatz-calls-for-more-news-coverage-on-climate-change