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Michael Lee

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Michael Lee
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Lee
Middle Name:
Nickname: Mike
Gender:
Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Lee_(U.S._politician)
Wikipedia section URL on climate (if any):
State: Utah
Office: Senate
House District:
Party: Republican
Incumbent or Challenger: Incumbent
House Official Site:
Senate Official Site: http://www.lee.senate.gov/public/
Campaign Site: https://www.leeforsenate.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/senatormikelee/
Campaign Facebook:
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenMikeLee
Campaign Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeleeforutah

Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

In 2011, Mike Lee voted to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (1) In 2013, he voted to make it harder for Congress to put a price on carbon through a point of order opposing a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions. (The vote did not pass by 2/3.). (2) In 2015, he voted against the Clean Power Plan. (3) On May 31, 2016 Mike Lee posted on Facebook: “It has long been obvious that the Democratic Party’s assertion that the science of climate change is “settled” is little more than a cheap public-relations ploy masquerading as a monopoly on scientific knowledge. To give the matter a moment’s thought is to recognize that science – that field of inquiry dedicated to testing new theories, challenging prevailing views of the natural world, and overturning the conventional wisdom of the scientific community – cannot be settled.” (4)

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. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 59, 2013-03-22. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00059

3. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 307, 2015-11-17. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00307#top

4. Senator Mike Lee Facebook Post 2016-05-13 on Science of Climate Change https://www.facebook.com/senatormikelee/posts/1158826760815682

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

In a series of roll call votes attached to debate about Keystone on January 21, 2015, he voted against Amendment 87 by Sen. Hoeven that climate change is real and human activity contributes to climate change (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00011), and against Amendment 58 by Sen. Schatz, that human activity "significantly" contributes to climate change (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00012).

On May 31, 2016 Mike Lee posted on Facebook: “It has long been obvious that the Democratic Party’s assertion that the science of climate change is “settled” is little more than a cheap public-relations ploy masquerading as a monopoly on scientific knowledge. To give the matter a moment’s thought is to recognize that science – that field of inquiry dedicated to testing new theories, challenging prevailing views of the natural world, and overturning the conventional wisdom of the scientific community – cannot be settled”. https://www.facebook.com/senatormikelee/posts/1158826760815682

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

In 2011, he voted to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00054

In 2013, he voted to make it harder for Congress to put a price on carbon through a point of order opposing a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions. (The vote did not pass by 2/3.) http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00059

In 2015, he voted against the Clean Power Plan. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00307#top

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

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