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Richard Burr

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Richard Burr
First Name: Richard
Last Name: Burr
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Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Burr
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State: North Carolina
Office: Senate
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Party: Republican
Incumbent or Challenger: Incumbent
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Senate Official Site: https://www.burr.senate.gov/
Campaign Site: https://www.burrforsenate.com
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorRichardBurr/
Campaign Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/burrforsenate/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenatorBurr
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Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

In 2011, Richard Burr said, “I have no clue [how much of climate change is attributable to human activity], and I don’t think that science can prove it … I certainly haven’t seen anything that’s conclusive, and anything that’s claimed to be conclusive has proven to be somewhat sketchy.” (1) He has opposed funding for global warming research and education. (2) 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.) (3) In a series of roll call votes attached to debate about the Keystone XL pipeline on January 21, 2015, he voted against Amendment 87 by Sen. Hoeven that climate change is real and human activity contributes to climate change (4), and against Amendment 58 by Sen. Schatz, that human activity "significantly" contributes to climate change, (5) In 2015, he voted against the Clean Power Plan. (6)

1. National Journal, 2011-02-11, behind a paywall at http://www.nationaljournal.com/pictures-video/congressional-republicans-and-their-differing-views-on-climate-change-pictures-20111202

2. “Clean energy PAC backs Sen. Richard Burr, other Republicans” on McClatchyDC by Anna Douglas, 2016-08-02. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article93342042.html

3. 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

4. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 11, 2015-01-21. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00011

5. U.S. Senate Roll 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=00012

6. 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


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

In 2011, “Sen. Burr said, “I have no clue [how much of climate change is attributable to human activity], and I don’t think that science can prove it … I certainly haven’t seen anything that’s conclusive, and anything that’s claimed to be conclusive has proven to be somewhat sketchy.”

(behind a paywall) http://www.nationaljournal.com/pictures-video/congressional-republicans-and-their-differing-views-on-climate-change-pictures-20111202

In a series of roll call votes attached to debate about the Keystone XL pipeline 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).

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

On March 22, 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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