Russ Feingold (D) – WI

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Russ Feingold (D) – WI

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Russ Feingold voted to factor global warming into federal project planning, to remove federal tax subsidies for oil and gas exploration, and to disallow oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. “Russ Feingold co-sponsored the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act and Clean Power Act of 2007. He is a proven leader on energy and climate issues. These are some of the reasons why he is one of our top 3, priority U.S. Senate candidates in 2016,” said Karyn Strickler, president of Vote Climate U.S. PAC. According to On the Issues, “In 2003 Feingold sponsored so-called "4P" legislation, which would have used the Clean Air Act to reduce four pollutants at coal-fired power plants, including carbon.”

The Hill

“Two major environmental groups on Wednesday endorsed Democrat Russ Feingold to take back his former Senate seat…Feingold welcomed the endorsements, saying in a statement that “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.”

On the Issues

  • 2003 "4P": use Clean Air Act to reduce coal plant pollutants. (May 2015)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)