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Richard Shelby

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Richard Shelby
First Name: Richard
Last Name: Shelby
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Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Shelby
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State: Alabama
Office: Senate
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Party: Republican
Incumbent or Challenger: Incumbent
House Official Site:
Senate Official Site: http://www.shelby.senate.gov/public/
Campaign Site: http://www.shelbyforsenate.com/
Official Facebook:
Campaign Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShelbyforSenate
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/senshelby
Campaign Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenShelby

Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

In 2011, Richard Shelby voted to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions (1). In 2013, he voted for a concurrent resolution creating a point of order which would make it harder for Congress to put a price on carbon (2, 3). In a series of roll call votes attached to debate about Keystone on January 21, 2015, (4) he voted against Amendment 87 by Sen. Hoeven that climate change is real and human activity contributes to climate change (5), and against Amendment 58 by Sen. Schatz, that human activity "significantly" contributes to climate change (6). In 2015, he wrote, “I certainly understand your concerns regarding global warming which continues to be an issue of significant debate in Congress and throughout the scientific community. Important scientific research is ongoing, and there are still many questions that must be answered before we take steps to address this issue. For example, is the climate change phenomenon cyclical or is it a function of man-made pollutants, or both? I believe the science must be firmly grounded before we take any actions that could seriously cripple many sectors of our economy” (7). In 2015, he voted against the Clean Power Plan (8).

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. "Detail for 2013 Senate Roll Call Vote 59 - Voter Information Services – vote wisely, live better". www.vis.org. Retrieved 2016-10-02. http://www.vis.org/toolbox/VoteDetail.aspx?vid=15678

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. Leber, Rebecca (2015-01-21). "Republican Senators Finally Admit That Climate Change Is Not a Hoax". New Republic. Retrieved 2016-10-02. https://newrepublic.com/article/120825/senates-keystone-amendment-admits-climate-change-real

5. 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

6. 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

7. “Richard Shelby speaks on climate change”, Weld For Birmingham, 2015-04-29. http://weldbham.com/blog/2015/04/29/richard-shelby-speaks-on-climate-change/

8. 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

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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 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). In 2015, he wrote, “I certainly understand your concerns regarding global warming which continues to be an issue of significant debate in Congress and throughout the scientific community. Important scientific research is ongoing, and there are still many questions that must be answered before we take steps to address this issue. For example, is the climate change phenomenon cyclical or is it a function of man-made pollutants, or both? I believe the science must be firmly grounded before we take any actions that could seriously cripple many sectors of our economy”. http://weldbham.com/blog/2015/04/29/richard-shelby-speaks-on-climate-change/

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

On April 6, 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 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 On November 17, 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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