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Government Bullies, by Rand Paul


To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine, by Newt Gingrich


Leadership and Crisis, by Bobby Jindal


Jeb Bush: Aggressive Conservatism in Florida, by Robert E. Crew


Survey of 2012 Presidential contenders' campaign websites


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100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's Future, by Marco Rubio


The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by Joe McGinniss


Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!, by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell


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From Hope to Higher Ground, by Gov. Mike Huckabee


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The Promise: President Obama, Year One, by Jonathan Alter


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Mitt Romney: An Inside Look, by R.B. Scott


Obama: From Promise to Power, by David Mendell


Jeb: America's Next Bush, by S.V. Date


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Do the Right Thing, by Mike Huckabee



America the Beautiful, by Ben Carson


Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games


Talking It Over columns, by Hillary Clinton


To Renew America, by Newt Gingrich


The Real Romney, by Kranish & Helman


The Path to Prosperity, by Paul Ryan


Barack Obama in His Own Words, by Barack Obama, edited by Lisa Rogak


Obamanomics, by John R. Talbott, published July 1, 2008


Barack Obama For Beginners, by Bob Neer


Obama's Challenge, by Robert Kuttner


Can't Is Not an Option: My American Story, by Gov. Nikki Haley


Newt! Leader of the Second American Revolution, by Dick Williams


Never Give Up: How I Turned My Biggest Challenges into Success, by Donald Trump


A Nation Like No Other, by Newt Gingrich


A Mormon in the White House, by Hugh Hewitt


A Life of Trial and Redemption, by Jules Witcover


Barack Obama: This Improbable Quest, by John K. Wilson


Her Way, by Jeff Gerth & Don Van Natta


Time to Get Tough, by Donald Trump


The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin. by Stephen Mansfield


Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance


Crossroads: The Future of American Politics, by Andrew Cuomo


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Blue Man in a Red State: Montana's Governor Brian Schweitzer and the New Western Populism, by Greg Lemon


An American Son, by Senator Marco Rubio


Agenda For America, by Gov. Haley Barbour (R, MS)


63 Documents, by Gov. Jesse Ventura


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Joe Biden on Environment
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 15 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • 1970s: Push to prohibit refineries, to protect state beaches. (Oct 2010)
  • America should guarantee Katrina reconstruction. (Jun 2007)
  • Take away the billions of subsidy to the oil companies. (Jun 2007)
  • Scored 80% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted NO on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • End commercial whaling and illegal trade in whale meat. (Jun 2001)
  • Rated 95% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Mike Bloomberg on Environment
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Click here for 8 full quotes by Mike Bloomberg OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Smoking ban has spread from NYC to every big city. (Mar 2013)
  • Containerize 12,000 tons of daily trash & export to landfill. (Sep 2010)
  • PlaNYC 2030: 25-year plan for pollution & infrastructure. (Sep 2010)
  • Congestion pricing: fee for driving into Manhattan. (Sep 2010)
  • Creative housing: deck over highways & build brownfields. (Apr 2007)
  • Clean up 7,600 acres of brownfields; build more parks. (Apr 2007)
  • Environmental justice: clean soot in poor neighborhoods. (Apr 2007)
  • $8 fee to enter NYC by car, to encourage mass transit. (Apr 2007)
John Bolton on Environment
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  • China falsely regulates pollution under Law of the Sea. (Sep 2011)
Jeb Bush on Environment
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
Click here for 14 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Florida Forever: $1B for environmental land purchases. (Dec 2009)
  • Everglades are "crown jewel" of Florida environmental legacy. (Dec 2009)
  • Acceler8: $1.5B plan for Everglades restoration. (Dec 2009)
  • Declined results of state survey to limit urban sprawl. (Dec 2009)
  • 2004: Universal praise for handling spate of hurricanes. (Feb 2007)
  • 1,920-acre development on edge of Everglades. (Feb 2007)
  • New marine sanctuary to protect the Florida Keys. (Mar 2004)
  • Drilling in Gulf of Mexico hurts Florida tourism industry. (Jan 2001)
  • Restrict Eminent Domain; most severe of all govt powers. (Jun 2000)
  • Let industries “self-audit”; compensate for “takings”. (Jul 1998)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)
Ben Carson on Environment
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  • Native Americans casinos are justified, but not beneficial. (Jan 2012)
  • Protecting environment logical for capitalists & socialists. (Jan 2012)
Hillary Clinton on Environment
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 23 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • $5B for green-collar jobs in economic stimulus package. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against and consistently opposed to Yucca Mountain. (Jan 2008)
  • A comprehensive energy plan as our Apollo moon shot. (Jan 2008)
  • Advocate a cap and trade system. (Dec 2007)
  • Better track kids’ products for exposures to toxic materials. (Dec 2007)
  • Support green-collar job training. (Aug 2007)
  • Put someone in charge of Katrina recovery who actually cares. (Aug 2007)
  • Overcome almost criminal indifference to Katrina rebuilding. (Jun 2007)
  • Launched EPA study of air quality at Ground Zero. (Jun 2007)
  • Scored 100% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • Stands for clean air and funding the EPA. (Sep 2000)
  • Reduce air pollution to improve children’s health. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Remove PCBs from Hudson River by dredging 200 miles. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 89% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for tax credit to remove lead-based paint. (Nov 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
  • Sponsored health impact bill for environmental health. (Apr 2006)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Ted Cruz on Environment
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  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
Andrew Cuomo on Environment
Democratic Governor
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  • Water policy to protect environment and business interests. (Aug 2011)
  • Greater focus on environmental justice. (Nov 2010)
  • Make a U-turn on development highway, towards sustainability. (Oct 2003)
Rahm Emanuel on Environment
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee
Click here for 9 full quotes by Rahm Emanuel OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 95% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Newt Gingrich on Environment
Former Republican Representative (GA-6) and Speaker of the House
Click here for 15 full quotes by Newt Gingrich OR click here for Newt Gingrich on other issues.
  • EPA should not regulate dust storms in Iowa. (Jan 2012)
  • Critical Katrina recovery by energetic church volunteers. (Jun 2011)
  • Replace EPA with new Environmental Solutions Agency. (Feb 2011)
  • Correct use of DDT doesn't harm humans nor environment. (May 2010)
  • Tragic Kelo case confiscated private property. (May 2010)
  • Green conservatism: market-oriented, incentive-led. (May 2010)
  • Katrina's collapse of New Orleans was avoidable. (Dec 2007)
  • Boston's Big Dig was a classic pork barrel project. (Dec 2007)
  • Reject apocalyptic warnings; they only lead to higher taxes. (Dec 2007)
  • Greatest enviro dangers are poverty & command bureaucracy. (Sep 2007)
  • Combine healthy environment and a healthy economy. (Dec 2006)
  • Minimize human impact; establish more parks. (Jul 1996)
  • 1995: Entrepreneurial scientific approach to environment. (Apr 1996)
  • Early 1980s: co-sponsored Endangered Species Act. (Jun 1995)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Nikki Haley on Environment
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  • Re-open Yucca Mountain for nuclear waste. (Apr 2012)
  • Charleston is now US's top tourism spot; sell South Carolina. (Jan 2012)
Mike Huckabee on Environment
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
Click here for 11 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • Hunters are some of our most dedicated environmentalists. (Nov 2008)
  • 2006: Smoke-free workplace across all of Arkansas. (Nov 2008)
  • Stewardship of the air and land and soil is very important. (Feb 2008)
  • Follow Boy Scout rule: leave earth better than we found it. (May 2007)
  • Supported conserving Buffalo River in north AR against dams. (Jan 2007)
  • Conservatives believe in conservation. (Jan 2007)
  • The earth is the Lord’s; we are merely its caretakers. (Jan 2007)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)
Jon Huntsman on Environment
Republican UT Governor
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  • Disallow hotter levels of nuclear waste in Utah. (Nov 2003)
Bobby Jindal on Environment
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Bobby Jindal OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Too-big feds failed on BP oil spill just like on Katrina. (Nov 2010)
  • Feds took weeks to build sand berms needed for BP spill. (Nov 2010)
  • Faith-based groups moved faster than feds during Katrina. (Nov 2010)
  • $300 million for hurricane protection & coastal restoration. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
Gary Johnson on Environment
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
Click here for 7 full quotes by Gary Johnson OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • No compromise on clean air, but no cap-and-trade. (Oct 2011)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species. (Aug 2001)
  • Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions. (Aug 2001)
  • Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup. (Aug 2001)
  • State primacy over water quantity & quality issues. (Aug 2001)
Peter King on Environment
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
Click here for 16 full quotes by Peter King OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Remove PCBs from Hudson River by dredging 200 miles. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Martin O`Malley on Environment
Democrat
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  • Passed milestone of preserving 1 million acres of open space. (Jan 2014)
  • Flush Tax: fund green upgrade to wastewater treatment plants. (Feb 2012)
  • Adopt the Clean Cars Act to fight global warming. (Jan 2007)
Barack Obama on Environment
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 36 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • First reform of food safety laws in more than 70 years. (Sep 2012)
  • Bolster the use of organic farming methods. (Sep 2012)
  • National clean water framework: protect America's waters. (Sep 2012)
  • Establish Great Lakes Restoration and National Ocean Policy. (Sep 2012)
  • Monitor health of fisheries & establish "pollution diet". (Sep 2012)
  • BP spill was biggest environmental disaster ever faced. (Oct 2011)
  • Sent 17,500 troops and 1,400 ships to deal with BP spill. (Oct 2011)
  • Promised that anyone losing job in spill would get BP check. (Nov 2010)
  • Top USDA priority: make sure all kids are well-fed. (May 2010)
  • Cash for Clunkers: $4,500 to trade in old car for new. (May 2010)
  • Greenhouse gases declared dangerous to public health. (May 2010)
  • Government should invest in clean energy & green jobs. (Oct 2008)
  • $150B over next 10 years for green energy sector. (Aug 2008)
  • Support reforestation as carbon sequestration issue. (Jul 2008)
  • Willing to suspend ethanol subsidy to keep food prices down. (May 2008)
  • Genesis teaches stewardship of earth: sacrifice for future. (Apr 2008)
  • 1980s: Tested for asbestos at Chicago housing project. (Apr 2008)
  • Regulate animal feeding operations for pollution. (Feb 2008)
  • Will end the notion of Yucca Mountain nuclear storage. (Jan 2008)
  • Promote green technologies and fuel efficiency standards. (Dec 2007)
  • Organized inner-city recycling; fought environmental racism. (Oct 2007)
  • Reduce mercury and lead to protect community health. (Aug 2007)
  • Protect the Great Lakes & our National Parks and Forests. (Aug 2007)
  • 1985: Organized asbestos removal in Chicago housing project. (Aug 2007)
  • Give Katrina contracts to locals, not to Halliburton. (Jun 2007)
  • Health Care for Hybrids proposal for fuel efficiency. (Mar 2007)
  • Three months working on minority students recycling. (Aug 1996)

    Legislative Record

  • Stimulus bill earmark for LA-Vegas mag-lev railway. (May 2010)
  • Passed lead abatement & 24 other laws in IL Senate. (Aug 2007)
  • Scored 60% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Tax credit to remove lead-based housepaint. (Nov 2005)
  • Establish commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
  • Sponsored health impact bill for environmental health. (Apr 2006)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Sarah Palin on Environment
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 19 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • 1996: initial mayoral issue: Bike paths in Wasilla. (Sep 2011)
  • 2007: Opposed listing polar bears as endangered species. (Sep 2011)
  • 1996: Gave evangelical churches access to city parks. (Sep 2011)
  • In Alaska, Mother Nature wins. (Sep 2010)
  • Exxon Valdez spill was environmental & economic disaster. (Nov 2009)
  • 20 years to recover Exxon Valdez damages for people of AK. (Nov 2009)
  • FactCheck: Praised $500M for Valdez victims; but wanted $2B. (Nov 2009)
  • Opposed protections for salmon from mining contamination. (Aug 2008)
  • Sue US government to stop listing polar bear as endangered. (Aug 2008)
  • We must encourage timber, mining, drilling, & fishing. (Jan 2008)
  • Wolf predator control is important for subsistence hunters. (Sep 2007)
  • Feds shouldn’t list beluga whales as endangered. (Aug 2007)
  • Provide stability in regulations for developers. (Jan 2007)
  • Convince the rest of the nation to open ANWR. (Jan 2007)
  • Fish platform: “Resource First” philosophy. (Nov 2006)
  • Rail provides critical link for business development. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports “Roads to Resources”: subsidized access to mines. (Oct 2006)
  • Don’t duplicate effort in monitoring cruise ship emissions. (Oct 2006)
  • Don’t amend AK constitution for rural subsistence fishing. (Oct 2006)
Deval Patrick on Environment
Democrat
Click here for 4 full quotes by Deval Patrick OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Engage in DC regulatory fight to protect our fishing fleet. (Sep 2006)
  • Actively protect water and wetlands. (Sep 2005)
  • Focus on environmental justice in poor communities. (Sep 2005)
  • Invest in public transportation & smart growth. (Sep 2005)
Rand Paul on Environment
Click here for 8 full quotes by Rand Paul OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Our federal government regulates everything and anything. (Sep 2012)
  • Citizens run afoul of vague definition of "wetlands". (Sep 2012)
  • EPA regulations cost $15 trillion in 2012. (Sep 2012)
  • EPA enforcement nullifies due process and judicial review. (Sep 2012)
  • Land rules made by delusional government interventionists. (Sep 2012)
  • Navigable waters should mean permanently flowing. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Rick Perry on Environment
Republican Governor (TX)
Click here for 15 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Create jobs by taking advantage of our natural resources. (Oct 2011)
  • We reduced NO2 and ozone in TX without scientists dictating. (Sep 2011)
  • Flexible permitting to reduce ozone & NOx levels. (Feb 2011)
  • Flexible permitting: cap emissions for entire facility. (Nov 2010)
  • Katrina: feds impede crucial work; get out of the way. (Nov 2010)
  • Stop declaring wildlife sanctuaries on water reservoirs. (Feb 2007)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)
  • Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species. (Aug 2001)
  • Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions. (Aug 2001)
  • Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup. (Aug 2001)
  • State primacy over water quantity & quality issues. (Aug 2001)
  • Keystone XL Pipeline fundamental to economic prosperity. (Jan 2013)
Rob Portman on Environment
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2)
Click here for 6 full quotes by Rob Portman OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 15% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored establishing International Conservation Strategy. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects. (Apr 2013)
Condoleezza Rice on Environment
Secretary of State
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  • Protect natural resources, but also for benefit of humanity. (Feb 2012)
Mitt Romney on Environment
Former Republican Governor (MA); presidential nominee-apparent
Click here for 13 full quotes by Mitt Romney OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • FDA should collaborate with businesses they monitor. (Sep 2012)
  • Clean Air & Water Acts are significantly out of date. (Sep 2012)
  • Welcome input from fisherman to help protect fisheries. (Sep 2012)
  • Mercury rule spends $10B to reduce $6M in pollution. (Sep 2012)
  • Restored public confidence after 2006 Big Dig tragedy. (Jan 2012)
  • Cross-border pollution matters; so build natural gas system. (Jan 2012)
  • Opposed Cape Cod rail extension, but listened to all sides. (Nov 2011)
  • OpEd: Scapegoated head of Mass Turnpike for Big Dig disaster. (Nov 2011)
  • Replace "green jobs" program with American competitiveness. (Oct 2011)
  • States should be able to have their own emissions standards. (Jan 2008)
  • Response to Big Dig death shows how Romney handles crises. (Mar 2007)
  • Lit mountain with Olympic rings while placating enviro’s. (Aug 2004)
  • Clean environment will be a campaign theme. (Mar 2002)
Marco Rubio on Environment
Click here for 8 full quotes by Marco Rubio OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • State-run insurance carriers mean more taxpayer subsidies. (Jun 2012)
  • Partner with private companies for transportation system. (Nov 2006)
  • Hurricane Savings Accounts for homeowners' insurance. (Nov 2006)
  • Utilize toll revenues to widen & improve expressways. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase funding for making homes hurricane-resistant. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
Paul Ryan on Environment
Republican nominee for Vice President; U.S. Rep. (WI-1)
Click here for 19 full quotes by Paul Ryan OR click here for Paul Ryan on other issues.
  • Deficit from "green pork": cronyism on windmills. (Oct 2012)
  • End farm subsidies to corporate agribusiness & millionaires. (Aug 2012)
  • Strong conservation programs important for avid sportsmen. (Aug 2012)
  • No policies that might benefit environment but harm economy. (Aug 2012)
  • Prevent pollution and invasive species in the Great Lakes. (Aug 2012)
  • Sell millions of acres of federal land & federal assets. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Rick Santorum on Environment
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 7 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Nature is a subtle web of intricate connections. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted NO on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Donald Trump on Environment
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 2 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • Good development enhances the environment. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, hybrid family vehicles are available in US. ()
Jesse Ventura on Environment
Former Independent MN Governor
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  • EPA approved poisons in Gulf to disperse BP oil spill. (Apr 2011)
  • Driven off his family farm due to development. (Apr 2008)
  • Entered mayoral race because of water drainage issues. (Apr 2008)
  • Pushed for light rail in Twin Cities. (Apr 2008)
  • Smart Growth with greenways and mass transit. (Dec 2000)
  • Recycling conserves our limited resources. (Nov 1998)
  • Teach environment in grade schools. (Oct 1998)
  • Too risky to have large feedlots near homes. (Oct 1998)
  • Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol. (May 2000)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone. (May 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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