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Deborah Ross

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Deborah Ross
First Name: Deborah
Last Name: Ross
Middle Name:
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Gender:
Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deborah_K._Ross
Wikipedia section URL on climate (if any):
State: North Carolina
Office: Senate
House District:
Party: Democratic
Incumbent or Challenger: Challenger
House Official Site:
Senate Official Site:
Campaign Site: https://www.deborahross.com/
Official Facebook:
Campaign Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RossForNorthCarolina
Official Twitter:
Campaign Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeborahRossNC

Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

While a State House member, Deborah Ross voted to address climate change and support clean energy and a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. (1) In 2012, she compared state coastal protection policies that ignore scientists' sea-level rise forecasts to burying one's "head in the sand." (2) Her Campaign Issues page says “we need to slow the harmful effects of climate change. The best ways to do this are to invest in renewable energy and clean technology.” (1).

1. “Energy and The Environment” Campaign Issues Page, Accessed 2016-09-15. https://www.deborahross.com/issues/energy-and-the-environment/

2. “New Law in North Carolina Bans Latest Scientific Predictions of Sea-Level Rise”, on ABC News, by Alon Harish 2012-08-02. http://abcnews.go.com/US/north-carolina-bans-latest-science-rising-sea-level/story?id=16913782


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

Her Campaign Issues page says “we need to slow the harmful effects of climate change”. https://www.deborahross.com/issues/energy-and-the-environment/ Accessed 2016-09-10

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

"She voted repeatedly to support clean energy, oppose fracking, address climate change, and protect North Carolina’s land, air, and water… Ross helped encourage the expansion of the state’s clean energy industry by voting for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard…She fought against attempts to ban North Carolina from basing coastal policies on scientific predictions". https://www.deborahross.com/issues/energy-and-the-environment/ Accessed 2016-08-22

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

When North Carolina voted to ban the state from basing coastal policies on scientist’s sea-level rise predictions, she compared it to burying one's "head in the sand." http://abcnews.go.com/US/north-carolina-bans-latest-science-rising-sea-level/story?id=16913782


Other relevant and significant information.

Ross voting record in NC House for 2011 (can choose years from 2003-2013). http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/voteHistory/MemberVoteHistory.pl?sSession=2011&sChamber=H&nUserID=56