Monday, November 17, 2014

No Friend to the Environment: Republican Representative David Schweikert, Arizona's 6th Congressional District

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Schweikert won re-election to a 3rd term with 65% of the vote.

A member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Schweikert currently chairs the Subcommittee on Environment

Related reading:
The New Balance of Power: What the 114th Congress Means for Business.  (McDermott Will & Emery, 11/12/2014)

Not a pretty picture.
The November midterm elections represent a major victory for the fossil fuel industry and a significant defeat for proponents of greenhouse gas reductions.

No Friend to the Environment dishonor roll.

Alabama Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives.   (Their anti-environmentalism can be summed up in one word:  coal.  Which is odd, since Alabama contributes a mere 1.9% of U.S. production, good enough for an overall ranking of 13.  The state's peak year of production:  1990)  
Alaska Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
  • At-large District.  Don Young (R).   Ridiculed environmentalists as a “self-centered bunch of waffle-stomping, Harvard-graduating, intellectual idiots.....not Americans, never have been Americans, never will be Americans.” 
 Arizona Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
  • 4th District.  Paul Gosar (R).   Takes his environmental cues from cattle and sheep producers.
  • 5th District.  Matt Salmon (R).   This quote sums up his view:  “I found the source of global warming is coming from the hot air coming out of Washington.”  Signed Koch Brothers "No Climate Tax" pledge. 
  • 6th District.  David Schweikert (R).  Known to throw a hissy over "the Al Gores of the world".  Chairs House Subcommittee on Environment.

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