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Russell Feingold

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Russell Feingold
First Name: Russell
Last Name: Feingold
Middle Name:
Nickname: Russ
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Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russ_Feingold
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State: Wisconsin
Office: Senate
House District:
Party: Democratic
Incumbent or Challenger: Challenger
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Campaign Site: http://russfeingold.com/
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Campaign Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/russfeingold
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Campaign Twitter: https://twitter.com/russfeingold

Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

In 2010, Russ Feingold said “the majority of scientists in the world certainly think that there is climate change. I believe in what scientists do. The vast body of scientific opinion is that man made activity has something to do with it" (1). In November 2007, he joined other Senators to support strong greenhouse gas emissions reductions in pending cap-and-trade legislation (2). In 2016, he said, “Wisconsin cannot afford more denial or inaction on climate change, and Wisconsinites cannot afford to live in cities where access to safe, clean drinking water is jeopardized” (3).

1. “Campaign debate video,” 2010-10-31. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWRscles5b4 0:15-0:35

2. “Senators Outline Goals For Climate Change Legislation,” 2007-10-03. https://www.menendez.senate.gov/news-and-events/press/senators-outline-goals-for-climate-change-legislation

3. “Feingold for Senate Press Release,” 2016-02-10. http://russfeingold.com/news/lcv-action-fund-sierra-club-endorse-russ-feingold-for-u-s-senate/


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

On Oct 8, 2010, Russ Feingold said, “the majority of scientists in the world certainly think that there is climate change. I believe in what scientists do. The vast body of scientific opinion is that man made activity has something to do with it." Campaign debate video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWRscles5b4 0:15-0:35

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

In March 2007, he co-sponsored S.R. 30, expressing that “the United States should act to reduce risks posed by global climate change.”https://www.congress.gov/bill/110th-congress/senate-resolution/30

In November 2007, he joined other Senators to support strong greenhouse gas emissions reductions in pending cap-and-trade legislation, saying, “In order to prevent the devastating effects of global warming, we need a plan that includes a serious reduction in greenhouse gases. If we don't get serious about climate change, the near-record low water levels in the Great Lakes the people of Wisconsin are seeing today could be just the beginning." https://www.menendez.senate.gov/news-and-events/press/senators-outline-goals-for-climate-change-legislation

In 2008, he voted to bring to the floor S. 2191, The Climate Security Act (Lieberman-Warner).

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

In October 2007 he said, “It is absolutely critical that the Army Corps prepare for the potential impacts of global climate change, which are expected to include increased droughts, floods, and more intense hurricanes.” http://mediatrackers.org/wisconsin/2016/02/09/feingold-pushed-military-consider-climate-change

In February 2016, he said, “Wisconsin cannot afford more denial or inaction on climate change, and Wisconsinites cannot afford to live in cities where access to safe, clean drinking water is jeopardized.” http://russfeingold.com/news/lcv-action-fund-sierra-club-endorse-russ-feingold-for-u-s-senate/


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