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Ronald Johnson

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Ronald Johnson
First Name: Ronald
Last Name: Johnson
Middle Name:
Nickname: Ron
Gender:
Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Johnson_%28U.S._politician%29
Wikipedia section URL on climate (if any):
State: Wisconsin
Office: Senate
House District:
Party: Republican
Incumbent or Challenger: Incumbent
House Official Site:
Senate Official Site: http://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov
Campaign Site: https://www.ronjohnsonforsenate.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/senronjohnson
Campaign Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RonJohnsonWI/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenRonJohnson
Campaign Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonJohnsonWI

Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

Ron Johnson said in 2010, "I absolutely do not believe in the science of man-caused climate change. It's not proven by any stretch of the imagination. It's far more likely that it's sunspot activity or just something in the geologic eons of time." (1) 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 human activity is real and contributes to climate change (2), and against Amendment 58 by Sen. Schatz, that human activity "significantly" contributes to climate change (3). In November 2015, he voted for a resolution of disapproval saying that the Clean Power Plan “shall have no force or effect” (4)

1. Transcription of remarks to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Editorial Board 2010-08-19 http://archive.jsonline.com/multimedia/video/?bcpid=13960334001&bctid=590004292001 , 0:35-0:59

2. U.S. Senate Role 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

3. U.S. Senate Role 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

4. “Johnson Co-Sponsors Resolution Opposing the EPA’s Plan to Make Electricity Rates Skyrocket,” 2015-10-15. http://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=79154F41-3CBC-4D9E-8B26-EB742C33D5E5


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

In 2010, Johnson said "I absolutely do not believe in the science of man-caused climate change. It's not proven by any stretch of the imagination. It's far more likely that it's sunspot activity or just something in the geologic eons of time." Transcription of remarks to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Editorial Board 2010-08-19, http://archive.jsonline.com/multimedia/video/?bcpid=13960334001&bctid=590004292001 0:35-0:59

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

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 human activity is real and contributes to climate change, 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=00011 http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00012

In 2015, he opposed the Clean Power Plan, saying, “The EPA’s regulatory overreach continues to take us in the wrong direction.” http://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=79154F41-3CBC-4D9E-8B26-EB742C33D5E5

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

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