Candidate Climate Questionnaire

The information below is a summary of candidates’ climate views. For most candidates, the information was provided by them filling out a survey emailed to their campaign addresses.
All candidates are encouraged to complete the candidate climate questionnaire and make their views completely clear so that voters can consider them when at the ballot box.

350 Spokane is happy to update this page so as to accurately reflect candidates’ views on this important issue. Contact us at info@350Spokane.org.

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Below is the list of questions sent to candidates for local office

  • Do you believe that global warming is happening?
  • Do you believe that global warming is caused mostly by human activities?
  • Are you concerned about global warming?
  • Do you believe that the Washington State Legislature, Spokane County, or Congress and the Federal Government should do more to address global warming?
  • Do you support providing incentives for energy-efficient vehicles?
  • Do you support providing incentives for renewable energy generation?
  • Do you support a just transition to a sustainable society? One that prioritizes helping communities and workers that are most impacted by climate change and are disproportionately subjected to environmental pollution?

Candidates for State Office

Click to expand Candidate Name Office Sought Global warming is happening? Global warming is caused mostly by human activities? Concerned about global warming? Washington State Legislature should do more? Providing incentives for energy-efficient vehicles? Providing incentives for renewable energy generation? Support a just transition?


Jay Inslee Governor question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark


Loren Culp Governor question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark
Marko Liias Lieutenant Governor green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on global warming? Global warming poses an existential threat to our continued existence on this planet. We cannot stall action on addressing this problem any longer.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on the Washington State Legislature and global warming? Since Democrats took control of the State Senate in 2018 we have made nationally recognized improvements on combatting climate change, including passing the Clean Energy Transformation Act, a ban on superpollutant HFCs, established new building and appliance efficiency standards, the zero-emission vehicle standard, and updated our state’s greenhouse gas reduction targets. But there is still much to do to combat this threat and guarantee we not only reach but surpass our greenhouse gas reduction deadline. Among our next major legislative goals must be a price on carbon emissions, to decentivize continued use over clean-energy alternatives, and punish the worst carbon offenders.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on energy-efficient vehicles? I was proud to help pass Washington’s mandate on ZEV this year and look forward to other ways we can encourage fuel efficient vehicles and ZEV going forward. Additionally, I am proud to have championed electrification of our transportation fleet and services for years, working to phase out our final diesel powered ferries, increase electrified bus services, and invest in the largest transportation expansion in Washington history with the light rail in ST3. We need to continue our investments in electrification of our bus fleet, not cut funding for its transition.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on renewable energy? I am deeply opposed to continuing to invest in fossil fuel sources for future energy needs, and I brought legislation to the Senate floor for a vote in 2019 to ban fracking in our state—it’s time to pivot away from these polluting sources of energy.
We need a hard reset on our energy investments, move away from harmful environmental practices like LNG and start looking to the energy sources of the future that are clean and renewable. We should be investing more on methods that would capitalize on the wealth of sustainable energy sources we have here in Washington, like my legislation just this past year to create marine electric batteries that capture hydro power energy we don’t use when the water is running strong, so we can use it when production is lower. This must be coupled with increased electrification of our market and buildings, we need to drive down demand to cut the conversation short before industries even think about building a new natural gas plant.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on just transition and climate change? Making sure working folks and industry aren’t harmed by our progress is integral to environmental justice. I was happy that the Clean Energy Transformation Act of 2019 had such strong labor protections in place. CETA followed a legacy I’ve worked on of ensuring safe worker measures and transition plans. I led the fight in closing Washington’s last coal-fired power plant, and in the legislation we put specific language to provide workforce development assistance in transferring those employees to new industries and not leave them unemployed. As Lt. Governor, I will focus on identifying win-win opportunities to create jobs and new industries in areas like pumped hydro storage, creation of new clean hydrogen fuel manufacturing, and expansion of our use of sustainable mass timber products. The more we innovate, the better equipped we will be to reach our goals and create jobs in communities all over our state.
We must also embed environmental justice into every project we work on, recognizing the intersectionality health and the environment have, and address the gross inequities that exist in our state, where historically marginalized communities continue to face disproportionate impacts from the decisions we have made. I was proud to cosponsor the HEAL Act in the Senate, putting special consideration on the larger effect climate change has on lower income areas and communities of color. There is much more work to be done about the historical injustices faced by our marginalized communities, but as Lt. Governor, I will fight to ensure them a place at the table to discuss the policies that will be impacting their lives.
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? This is a moment for our innovative Washington spirit to help lead the world to find solutions that can grow our economy, create jobs throughout our state, and address this pressing threat. I believe that we must place a price on carbon emissions to create market pressure to reduce our investments. I support many possible mechanisms to achieve this, from a clean fuels standard, to a cap and invest program, to a price on carbon. Whichever pathway we select, we must ensure that there are strong worker protections. We must also ensure that equity and environmental justice are central, by including the most impacted communities at the table.
In Washington, almost half of our pollution output that contributes to climate change is from transportation. We should apply a carbon and equity lens to any future transportation package to ensure that our state is reducing emissions and addressing systemic oppression that collocates essential infrastructure and its associated negative impact in ways that are not just or equitable. The next transportation package must make major investments in high speed rail, light rail, legacy stormwater upgrades, non-motorized projects, as well as fully funding the replacement of salmon-blocking culverts. These should be paired with critical safety projects like the US-2 and I-5 bridge replacements that incorporate tolling, transit and transportation demand management.
Denny Heck Lieutenant Governor green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on whether global warming is happening? I believe here in Washington State we hold a strong belief in our scientifically based moral obligation to protect our environment. Under my term, the question would not be if Climate Change is real but what we are doing about it as a community and a legislature. So I want voters to know, it is time to go big and bold with a plan to rebuild our post-covid economy that prioritizes investments in infrastructure of all kinds and notably green energy and renewables, and provides for more broadly shared prosperity. We get lower carbon output by making carbon pollution more expensive (carbon fee). We use revenues to invest in all manner of infrastructure notably to include green energy. But we also use revenues to help displaced workers make a transition to good jobs of the future, a transition that safeguards their compensation and health care. (As you will recall, the failure to do this is the primary reason why I opposed fast tracking TPP.) But I also think we need to think more broadly about this. It is not just carbon-dependent employees who are the cusp on being displaced; it is also the millions of jobs under pressure by forces such as AI and globalization. Now is the time to invest in workers. We have a window of opportunity.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on the causes of global warming? It is human-caused carbon pollution. Period.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on global warming? When I attended the unveiling of the headstone of the great Billy Frank Jr., I was struck by the words he asked to be inscribed. He was thinking mostly about water quality and fish runs, but I think they apply to climate change as well. Foreboding as it is, here is what’s written on his tombstone: “We are running out of time.” Indeed, we are.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on the Washington State Legislature and global warming? It is far past time for the Senate leadership to bring the low carbon fuel standard legislation to the floor for a vote. It has passed the House twice, has the strong support of the governor and the public.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on energy-efficient vehicles? It is what we own in our household. When we get to making large-scale investments in infrastructure as a part of our inevitable effort to combat the recession, we should prioritize the installation of charging stations.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on renewable energy? In America, every year we take out a metaphorical ‘loan’ from our environment through our overuse of fossil fuels and large carbon footprint. Eventually the environment is going to come to cash that loan, which, if unprepared, we will not be able to pay off by having done irreversible damage. In the Pacific Northwest, we should set goals to reduce our carbon emissions in order to reduce the brutalization of mother nature and make the future ‘loan’ easier. The most clear cut way to do that is a long term investment and transition to renewable energy sources.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on just transition and climate change? I’ll let my record answer this question for me. Throughout my career, I have been an avid supporter of labor rights, collective bargaining, and a just system for all workers. A requisite aspect of American society (or environmental policy) is reaching international standards, such as the Paris Climate Accord, and transition towards a carbon neutral infrastructure. I believe this change will, and can, happen here first in the Pacific Northwest, but it will not be instantaneous. I imagine environment legislation, which I will fully support, will set 10, 20, and 30 year goals of carbon reduction output. Infrastructural change will come at the same pace, which leads me to believe a fully just transition to a sustainable society is completely achievable without dramatic job loss or community devastation.
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? I believe we need to institute a Carbon Tax and I have put my money where my mouth is on this subject. I was the first member of the delegation to sign onto and campaign for the ill-fated I-1631. I was one of the very first members of the US House to co-sponsor HR 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividen Act. If we want carbon pollution to be reduced, we need to make it more expensive. I am on record and I am steadfast on this matter.


Hilary Franz Commissioner For Public Lands question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark


Sue Kuehl Pederson Commissioner For Public Lands question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark
Andy Billig State Senator, District 3 green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? I will continue to support and sponsor policies that create clean energy and a more sustainable community. Specifically, I believe we need some form of carbon pricing and/or low carbon fuel standard. We also need to be more aggressive at supporting efforts to create a more sustainable built environment. If the healthy and carbon-free/carbon-less transportation alternatives like walking, biking and transit are safe and easy then we’ll reduce our carbon footprint and help people to be more healthy at the same time.


Dave Lucas State Senator, District 3 question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark
Marcus Riccelli State Representative, District 3, Position 1 green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on the Washington State Legislature and global warming? I worked hard for over five years to pass a bi-partisan bill in the legislature to move our County Commission in Spokane to five Commissioners and by district (that was recently ruled constitutional by the State Supreme Court in WA). I think this will provide better and more diverse representation in our community and hopefully allow for stronger voices on our commission that want to promote local efforts to address climate change.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on just transition and climate change? Unfortunately, when the voices of marginalized groups are excluded from discussions on how to address climate change, it is all too common that our most vulnerable end up shouldering a disproportionate share of the burden (both in terms of environmental health hazards or dollars and cents) while polluters are let off the hook.
The idea that those most impacted by climate change should have a priority seat at the table in strategizing how to address it is a basic tenet of climate justice. I represent one of the poorest districts in the state, and I feel very strongly that communities like mine, as well as other marginalized groups, should have a powerful voice in helping to chart a sustainable roadmap to prosperity.
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? I am driven by the conviction that our children should inherit a better world, and I am committed to protecting and preserving the immense natural beauty that we are blessed with in Washington state. Here in Spokane, we are lucky to have two gorgeous state parks at our doorstep, and I believe family income should not be a barrier to experiencing the outdoors.
The environment that lets us thrive faces threats on many fronts. From local challenges like toxins in the Spokane River to global challenges like climate change, I will continue to work hard to support and champion policies to make our planet clean, beautiful, and livable for our children’s generation and generations to come. As a member of our House Democrats Leadership team I worked hard to bring the low carbon fuel standards bill up for a vote and helped ensure it had the votes to move it off the floor.
I do believe we must move forward with a policy intervention that enacts a low carbon fuel standard or some type of carbon pricing. As a long-time member of the Transportation Committee, and someone who has been tapped by the Chair of the Committee to serve as one of the members helping to craft a new transportation proposal, we need to be focused on the fact that transportation the top driver of carbon pollution in Washington.
Meanwhile, many families in my community are struggling to pay for gas in their vehicles to be able to get to work, because our transit system cannot reliably accommodate the unusual hours often worked by service-workers and other low-wage workers. This is bad for people and bad for the planet. We need a 21st century transportation infrastructure that promotes connectivity, sustainability, and opportunity for all.
This is why I have championed projects such as the Central City Line high-performance transit system and the University District Gateway Bridge, which were funded in the 2015 transportation revenue package, (at $15 million and $8.8 million respectively). These projects will provide new transportation choices for people in my community while reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Through my role on the Transportation Committee, I will continue to look for and support projects in our community and state that have a positive environmental impact reduce emissions, improve air quality and support alternative transportation.


Laura D Carder State Representative, District 3, Position 1 question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark


Timm Ormsby State Representative, District 3, Position 2 question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark
Bob Apple State Representative, District 3, Position 2 green check mark no red x no red x no red x green check mark no red x question mark
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on whether global warming is happening? Global warming is happening very limited and for well over 2,000 years that civilized humans have recorded and long before as science has proven. I believe science has proven far more but our government has been even slower in those acknowledgements and establishments of real verifiable facts to distinguish from so many bad theories espoused today. To be honest people make money on theories they can push and get a reaction from the public for good or bad but most effectively harms the public and costs us socially and dearly.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on the causes of global warming? Nuclear and carcinogenic chemicals that do not readily breakdown in our environment should be prohibited from manufacturing where ever possible. I believe there are other issues regarding DNA and RNA manipulations today that need to be addressed through our governance. In fact of more importance today is the fulfilling of our governance processes or we will be unable to address any issues believed of importance.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on global warming? I am concerned about outside influences that could dramatically change our planet that we now have the joint capability of potentially dealing some protections for and are not. First and foremost we are learning that we need to engage the legislative process for and by the people.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on the Washington State Legislature and global warming? I do not believe there is a clear understanding of what “global warning” is or implies and for that reason is divisive. As a legislator there are some goals my constituents might agree with or otherwise but I commit to represent the area voters of the 3rd Legislative District as my charge and follow the rules of our governance to accomplish those ends.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on renewable energy? As a legislator and like when I was a City Council Member the job is to listen to the public I represent and seek to accomplish our goals and not mine or even special interest goals unless they match but also provide an open forum to discuss ideas before making them laws. I fought WA Public Power Supply System and thankful we ended nuclear reactors here and supported the Toxic Waste Initiative and Growth Management that are both laws now.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on just transition and climate change? I know that just 10,000 years ago that there was at least a 100 feet of ice above where I sit now and in the area there are also multiple layers of volcanic lava rock that have been placed prior to that occurrence so change is unavoidable and perhaps our best bet is to work to understand and try to manipulate it before it can do greater harm. Who does not want a cleaner river and security for our aquifer drinking water but the real questions of how we interact with each other and understand even our governments operations to better serve the public is what I’m running for to accomplish and the least I would hope the local voters would expect. It is we working together for solutions and ideas but not dictating and mandating that will give us peace of mind and real accomplishment in the goals we together can accomplished.
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? We need healthy and strong communities both socially and economically so we can dedicate some of our resources in joint action towards keeping what we have and even preventing those things we perceive could be a threat.
Lance Gurel State Representative, District 4, Position 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? I want to both sponsor and support legislation that will help prevent the impacts of climate change. There is a need to ramp up renewable energy policies that will reduce pollution and that promotes economic opportunities, energy efficiency at homes and commercial buildings need to improve and we have to keep pushing for a reduction on greenhouse gas emissions. Through legislation we can help expand clean energy, improve public health, promote economic opportunities and build up our communities.
Rob Chase State Representative, District 4, Position 2 question mark no red x no red x no red x no red x no red x question mark
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on whether global warming is happening? Too many factors to determine answer
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on the causes of global warming? The effect of manmade CO2 is too diminutive to have much of an effect
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on global warming? CO2 in atmosphere is .04%, manmade is 3% of that. We need CO2 to live.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on the Washington State Legislature and global warming? We have bigger fish to fry environmentally.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on energy-efficient vehicles? I own a Prius
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on renewable energy? I am interested in restoring salmon runs above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams as part of the completion of the Columbia Basin Project
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on just transition and climate change? How is “just” defined. Word meanings seem to be changing all the time.
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? I would like to explore other alternative energies that would be promising economically.
Lori Feagan State Representative, District 4, Position 1 green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on whether global warming is happening? A gradual increase in earth’s surface temperature has been well documented since the early 20th century, resulting in global climate-related changes. Speaking the truth about the science of global warming is a responsibility of elected leaders.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on the causes of global warming? Global warming is caused by humans activity – burning fossil fuels in cars, buildings, factories, and power plants, putting heat-trapping gases into the air. We can each do our part, but to truly mitigate the impacts of fossil fuels, we must transition away from our reliance on industries that rely on fossil fuels and who create the greatest environmental impacts, and move toward healthier, economically sustainable practices that use renewable energy sources.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on global warming? Global warming will continue to escalate if we fail to act responsibly.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on the Washington State Legislature and global warming? Several important pieces of legislation were passed in the 2020 session, including allowing Washington to join the Zero Emissions Vehicle program, setting new short and long term targets for reducing carbon emissions to align with current climate science assessments, and tax incentives for property owners to transition to clean and efficient energy sources. There are other bills that did not make it out of committee which would facilitate reduction in carbon production. Our district needs a representative who understands the critical nature of global warming along with the need to promote innovative industry and job growth for our workforce and economic health.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on energy-efficient vehicles? I support tax credits to consumers who purchase hybrid, electric or fuel-cell vehicles, and support industry benchmarks for production of those vehicles.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on renewable energy? I support tax incentives for renewable energy investments by residents and businesses.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on just transition and climate change? “Just transition” is a framework for a fair shift to an economy that is ecologically sustainable, equitable and just. We must invest in and expand industries that provide sustainable climate solutions while also investing in education and job training to ensure we do not experience net job losses.
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? I will listen and learn from the experiences and expertise of all stakeholders when considering environmental policy. I do believe we can develop innovative legislation to meet the unique needs of our state economy, while making necessary, meaningful progress in climate protection. I look forward to representing my district when these important decisions are made.


Bob McCaslin State Representative, District 4, Position 2 question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark
John Roskelley State Senator, District 4 green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark question mark question mark question mark
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on energy-efficient vehicles? I believe increasing our use of energy-efficient vehicles is one of the most important and necessary components to reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gases. The question, though, is too broad to simply answer yes or no, as “incentives” needs to be defined specifically. I have to say I do not answer questions from any source that ask me to “support”, “oppose”, “commit”, or “pledge”, as I need to see the details of the proposal and a fiscal note, if it’s a bill. To do so would remove my ability to represent my constituents appropriately. This pertains to the following questions as well.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on renewable energy? Renewable energy sources reduce greenhouse gases by reducing the extraction, refining and use of fossil and biomass fuels and, thus, slow climate change. We have to move away from carbon-based fuels as quickly as possible, by using and developing our renewable resources and, of course, promote conservation of resources to lower our impact. Again, the question is about “incentives”, a term that needs to be defined specifically.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on just transition and climate change? We need to transition to a sustainable society in all aspects of our lives, from transportation use and building conservation to farming and resource extraction practices, and water conservation. Some communities and workers will need more help than others to make this transition over time, but it’s important all of us continue to do our part. Government is a resource to encourage and promote sustainability, but it will take individuals to change the world.
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? I believe the Growth Management Act encourages urban growth in urban areas and preserves the rural areas for farming. It encourages public transportation, the installation and use of sewers and sewage treatment, protection of water resources, and sustainable building practices. I would encourage policies that promote conservation of resources (reduce, reuse, recycle) and the use of renewable energy.


Mike Padden State Senator, District 4 question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark


Mike Volz State Representative, District 6, Position 1 question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark
Zack Zappone State Representative, District 6, Position 1 green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? I believe that we must take action to address the climate crisis and preserve our planet for the future. I will listen to scientific experts about the steps we can take now to combat climate change. I believe that we need policies that support clean energy, a just transition, and sustainable communities. This includes a low carbon fuel standard. I also believe we need to invest in walkable neighborhoods, development, and public transit that will decrease the use of cars and our carbon footprint.


Jenny Graham State Representative, District 6, Position 2 question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark
Tom McGarry State Representative, District 6, Position 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on just transition and climate change? It is important to make sure that the industries that depend on fossil fuels have an off-ramp from our current economy and the workers in those industries have an on-ramp to the new green economy.
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? I support the platform suggestions of the Environment and Climate Caucus.If you have questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact me at campaign@time4tom.com
Georgia Davenport State Representative, District 7, Position 1 green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? I am a strong supporter of the Green New Deal. I have worked with 350 Seattle before as well, helping organize the NoDAPL and Defund DAPL rallies in Seattle.


Jacquelin Maycumber State Representative, District 7, Position 1 question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark
JJ Wandler State Representative, District 7, Position 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on the causes of global warming? I believe global warming is exacerbated by human activities and may also be, in part, the cyclical nature of our planet.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on global warming? As the father of two young children, I am worried about the world that we are leaving for future generations.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on the Washington State Legislature and global warming? I favor legislation that puts the onus on major polluters and corporations.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on just transition and climate change? I support helping workers that are directly affected by climate change as well as those that may be affected by policies to battle climate change.
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? I support many of the proposals in the Green New Deal, provided that corporations and major polluters are held to account first and primarily.
Joel Kretz State Representative, District 7, Position 2 question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark

Candidates for Spokane County Office

Click to expand to see more Candidate Name Office Sought Global warming is happening? Global warming is caused mostly by human activities? Concerned about global warming? Spokane County should do more? Providing incentives for energy-efficient vehicles? Providing incentives for renewable energy generation? Support a just transition?
Ted Cummings Spokane County Commissioner District 1 green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on Spokane County and global warming? Spokane County can do numerous things to do our part in fighting Global warming. We need to plan new housing along bus routes and add bike lanes and paths that are maintained year around. We need to look at light rail options and do all we can to encourage electric vehicles and even working from home. Spokane county should partner with solar and wind power manufacturers to see if we can build and install these power options widely throughout the county.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on just transition and climate change? Just transition is a must, doing the right thing does not mean that someone loses. As we move to greener and sustainable economy and energy systems we need pace it so that those impacted smoothly move into their new skills and roles
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? We must demand a level playing field from the global economy, closing American manufacturing or agricultural produce to import essential materials from countries who have no environmental or basic human right standards is a non-starter with me. We must make sure that every country adheres to the same standard of worker and environmental protections so that we are comparing apples to apples.


Josh Kerns Spokane County Commissioner District 1 question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark
David Green Spokane County Commissioner, District 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on Spokane County and global warming? It’s my perception that the City of Spokane has been more active than Spokane County in recognizing the issue of climate change and sustainability issues. The county needs to become more involved and a regional approach (including other municipalities) should be considered and adopted.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on energy-efficient vehicles? Incentives for energy-efficient vehicles would be most appropriately provided by the federal and/or state government.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on renewable energy? Incentives for renewable energy generation would be most appropriately provided by federal and/or state government.
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? As vice chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis (ECCC), I support the national platform recommendations approved by the ECCC summarized at https://www.dncclimate.org/the-platform.


Mary Kuney Spokane County Commissioner District 2 question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark

Candidates for Federal Office

Click to expand to see more Candidate Name Office Sought Global warming is happening? Global warming is caused mostly by human activities? Concerned about global warming? Congress and the Federal Government should do more should do more? Providing incentives for energy-efficient vehicles? Providing incentives for renewable energy generation? Support a just transition?
Dave Wilson US House of Representatives CD 5 green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on whether global warming is happening? There is no doubt about it.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on global warming? I believe we need to do more to protect the planet. This is both an economic issue and a national security issue. We should move towards a carbon neutral economy and embrace an overhaul of our energy infrastructure with investments in clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar power. This is an area where there is lots of room for innovation and lots of potential for economic recovery and growth.
Is there anything additional you would like the voters to know regarding your thoughts on Congress, the Federal Government, and global warming? Part of the solution to climate change may include:
1. Keep working on our renewable energy programs.
2. Consider a workable cap and trade program, or a tax on carbon.
3. Raising energy efficiency standards on autos, appliances, air planes, home and commercial HVAC, and so on.
4. The federal government investing in research and innovation in these areas.
Taking some or all of these steps can start the creative juices flowing in the entrepreneurial system. When this happens, companies and non-profits start working on innovations, concepts and ideas. This leads to great solutions or inventions being discovered that can be scaled, and an upward virtuous cycle begins and continues.
What policies, if any, do you support or would you push for in order to address climate change? Part of the solution to climate change may include:
1. Keep working on our renewable energy programs.
2. Consider a workable cap and trade program, or a tax on carbon.
3. Raising energy efficiency standards on autos, appliances, air planes, home and commercial HVAC, and so on.
4. The federal government investing in research and innovation in these areas.
Taking some or all of these steps can start the creative juices flowing in the entrepreneurial system. When this happens, companies and non-profits start working on innovations, concepts and ideas. This leads to great solutions or inventions being discovered that can be scaled, and an upward virtuous cycle begins and continues.


Cathy McMorris Rodgers US House of Representatives CD 5 question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark question mark
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