Katie McGinty (D) – PA

Katie McGinty (D) – PA

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LCV score N/A
Cook Political Report: Republican Toss-up
PVI D+1
Roll Call: Toss-up
Opponent: Pat Toomey – LCV score: 2015: 0% Life: 7%

“A couple of key considerations says to me, one, getting the price on carbon is essential. It is necessary. I’m not sure it’s sufficient,” said Kathleen McGinty at a 2007 Brookings Institution forum in support of the need for carbon pricing to fight climate change. McGinty’s website says, “Climate change presents a serious global threat to our health, economic well-being and national security. In the Senate, I will lead the way to a healthier and safer environment by working to pass commonsense climate protections with investments in energy efficiency and clean energy.” Karyn Strickler, president of Vote Climate U.S. PAC said, “We believe that Katie McGinty has a deep knowledge of the issue and the urgency around climate change. She is one of our 3, top priority U.S. Senate candidates in part because she understands the need for a carbon tax.”

Katie McGinty’s U.S. Senate Campaign Website

“As the former Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, I understand the importance of protecting our environment and investing in a clean energy economy.

Climate change presents a serious global threat to our health, economic well-being and national security. In the Senate, I will lead the way to a healthier and safer environment by working to pass commonsense climate protections with investments in energy efficiency and clean energy.

It is time to start moving towards a clean energy economy. We need to harness our renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar, to create good jobs and cut electricity bills for taxpayers. In the Senate, I will support innovations in clean energy technologies and tax incentives that will level the playing field to move our country towards a clean energy future.”

http://katiemcginty.com/issues/

“A couple of key considerations says to me, one, getting the price on carbon is essential. It is necessary. I’m not sure it’s sufficient,” said Kathleen McGinty at a 2007 Brookings Institution forum in support of the need for carbon pricing to fight climate change. She wrapped-up her speech by saying “[W]e need policy also, policy that either absolutely reduces carbon and/or absolutely requires that cleaner generation to be built.”

A Climate of Change: Economic Approaches to Reforming Energy and Protecting the Environment (PDF Transcript from Brookings Institution)

Resources for the Future – Landsberg Lecture

“The job is bigger when we see what is unfolding around the world. We might not have the 2 ̊C head room we thought we had. We might not have the 450 ppm head room we thought we had, and we might not have the 2050 head room we thought we had.”