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Patrick Murphy

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Patrick Murphy
First Name: Patrick
Last Name: Murphy
Middle Name:
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Gender:
Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Murphy_(Florida_politician)
Wikipedia section URL on climate (if any): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Murphy_(Florida_politician)#Energy_and_environment
State: Florida
Office: Senate
House District:
Party: Democratic
Incumbent or Challenger: Challenger
House Official Site: https://patrickmurphy.house.gov/
Senate Official Site:
Campaign Site: https://www.murphyforflorida.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanPatrickMurphy
Campaign Facebook:
Official Twitter:
Campaign Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickMurphyFL

Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

On June 24, 2015, Rep. Patrick Murphy voted against letting governors opt-out of carbon pollution standards for power plants. (1) In a September 26, 2015 post on Medium, he wrote “We Can--and Must--Tackle the Climate Crisis…I truly believe that we have a responsibility to act on climate change. Furthermore, I agree that this is something we can accomplish…As a native Floridian, born and raised in the Florida Keys and living along South Florida’s beaches my entire life, the threats to our coastline and our community because of climate change are not only deeply troubling, but personal. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper shows that one foot of sea level rise threatens the majority of our local coastline, and that many of these areas most vulnerable to climate change are also home to our most vulnerable community members, such as the elderly and the poor.” (2) On December 1, 2015 he voted in support of the Clean Power Plan. (3)

1. “Final Vote Results for Roll Call 384”, Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015, 2015-06-24. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll384.xml

2. “We Can – And Must – Tackle the Climate Crisis” on Medium.com, 2015-09-26. https://medium.com/climate-desk/we-can-and-must-tackle-the-climate-crisis-d1c6ec3d6538

3. “Final Vote Results for Roll Call 651”, Regarding Clean Power Plan, 2015-12-01. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll651.xml


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

In a September 26, 2015 post on Medium, Patrick Murphy wrote “We Can--and Must--Tackle the Climate Crisis…I truly believe that we have a responsibility to act on climate change. Furthermore, I agree that this is something we can accomplish.” https://medium.com/climate-desk/we-can-and-must-tackle-the-climate-crisis-d1c6ec3d6538

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

On June 24, 2015, Rep. Patrick Murphy voted against letting governors opt-out of carbon pollution standards for power plants. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll384.xml On December 1, 2015, he voted in support of the Clean Power Plan. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll651.xml

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

On September 26, 2015, he wrote: “As a native Floridian, born and raised in the Florida Keys and living along South Florida’s beaches my entire life, the threats to our coastline and our community because of climate change are not only deeply troubling, but personal. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper shows that one foot of sea level rise threatens the majority of our local coastline, and that many of these areas most vulnerable to climate change are also home to our most vulnerable community members, such as the elderly and the poor.” https://medium.com/climate-desk/we-can-and-must-tackle-the-climate-crisis-d1c6ec3d6538 His campaign’s Our Environment page states “With climate change already impacting Florida, Patrick knows that the time to act is now. Climate change is not some obscure problem for future generations to solve. Florida is ground zero for the effects of climate change, including sunny-day flooding on Miami Beach, coastal erosion, and the ocean’s intrusion into our drinking water.” https://www.murphyforflorida.com/vision/our-environment/ Accessed 2016-09-11.

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