Carol Shea-Porter (D) – NH 1
LCV score: Life: 96%
Cook Political Report: Republican Toss-up
Roll Call: Tilts Democratic
Opponent: Frank Guinta – LCV score: 2015: 6% Life: 10%
On her website, Carol Shea-Porter said, “The fact is that the government does have an important role to play in stopping climate change…We must break our dependence on oil for environmental and security reasons, and we must do it now…The time to protect our environment and act on climate change is now.” Karyn Strickler, president of Vote Climate U.S. PAC said, “Shea-Porter was a member of the House Natural Resources Committee. She voted to enforce limits on carbon dioxide pollution, the main driver of climate change and for tax incentives for renewable energy. Her opponent voted to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. That is why Carol Shea-Porter is one of our top 3, priority U.S. House candidates in the 2016 elections.”
Carol Shea-Porter’s Congressional Campaign Website - Excerpts
Climate change is real, and it is impacting our planet and the Granite State as we speak.
The fact is that the government does have an important role to play in stopping climate change. I support the current Clean Power Plan that will fight climate change by cutting carbon pollution from existing power plants by 30% below 2005 baseline levels by 2030.
Between 2008 and 2011, carbon emissions from the power sector in the Granite State decreased by 25%. New Hampshire will continue to have flexibility on what methods we use to meet the new national goal by 2030.
However, we need more than strengthened regulations to curtail climate change; we also need increased investment in new clean energy technologies. We must break our dependence on oil for environmental and security reasons, and we must do it now.
The time to protect our environment and act on climate change is now.
- Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
- Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
- Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
- Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)