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Charles Schumer

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Charles Schumer
First Name: Charles
Last Name: Schumer
Middle Name:
Nickname: Chuck
Gender:
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Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Schumer
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State: New York
Office: Senate
House District:
Party: Democratic
Incumbent or Challenger: Incumbent
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Senate Official Site: https://www.schumer.senate.gov
Campaign Site: http://www.chuckschumer.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/15771239406
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Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenSchumer
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Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

On April 6, 2011 he voted against limiting the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (1) In a 2016 letter written with eight of his colleagues he asserted that climate denial groups were subjecting “our constituents to an organized campaign to deceive and mislead them about the scientific consensus surrounding climate change”. (2)

1. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 54, 2011-04-06. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00054

2. Archived site of Senator Whitehouse’s official government press release site. https://web.archive.org/web/20161004203728/https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/senators-hit-back-in-letter-to-denial-front-groups

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

None found.

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

He cosponsored the 1992 Global Climate Protection Act which would have required the President “promulgate regulations that will achieve stabilization of carbon dioxide emissions by January 1, 2000”, the bill was referred to the subcommittee on energy and power but was never voted on by the House. https://www.congress.gov/bill/102nd-congress/house-bill/4750/actions

On April 6, 2011 he voted against limiting the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00054

He voted against making it harder for Congress to put a price on carbon by voting against a point of order opposing a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions. www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00059

In a series of roll call votes attached to debate about the Keystone XL pipeline on January 21, 2015, he voted for Amendment 87 by Sen. Hoeven that climate change is real and human activity contributes to climate change, and for Amendment 58 by Sen. Schatz, that human activity "significantly" contributes to climate change. www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00012 and http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00012

On November 17, 2015 he voted in support of the Clean Power Plan. www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00307#top

In a 2016 letter written with eight of his colleagues, he asserted that climate denial groups were subjecting “our constituents to an organized campaign to deceive and mislead them about the scientific consensus surrounding climate change.” https://web.archive.org/web/20161004203728/https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/senators-hit-back-in-letter-to-denial-front-groups

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

In 2015, he cited global warming as a contributing factor to warming waters and increased toxic algae blooms in upstate New York. https://www.schumer.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/schumer-reveals-dangerous-toxic-algae-is-dramatically-spreading-across-upstate-new-yok-senator-says-algae-found-in-more-than-80-upstate-ny-waterways-could-contaminate-drinking-water-and-damage-upstate-fishing-industry_urges-usda-to-dedicate-more-fed-resources-to-help-stop-the-spread-of-toxic-algae-to-help-protect-ny-residents-and-water-bodies

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Other relevant and significant information.

He congratulated Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on twitter for his 135th “Time to Wake Up” climate speech on the House floor. ( Senator Schumer’s Twitter Account, 26 Apr 2016 https://twitter.com/SenSchumer/status/725040676929454081 referencing the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upbkfkVdrQc )