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Dirty Dozen 2014

Senate : Georgia

  • Despite the fact that NASA, the National Academy of Scientists and 97 percent of climate scientists agree that human activities are causing climate change, Perdue has claimed that “in science there's an active debate going on” about the issue. Perdue also made attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — America’s defender of air and water quality — a centerpiece of his campaign. He pledged to “remove burdensome EPA regulations,” promised to “rein in overreaching EPA bureaucrats,” and attacked the EPA’s proposal to “take over” streams and wetlands vital to the drinking water quality for 117 million Americans.

  • Perdue called EPA’s Clean Power Plan “shortsighted regulations.” In reality, the Clean Power Plan would protect public health and marks our nation’s biggest step towards tackling the challenge of climate change. Polling conducted for LCV shows significant, nationwide support for the EPA’s proposed standards, and independent, nationwide polling also shows strong support for the plan, including a Washington Post-ABC News poll that found that a “lopsided and bipartisan majority of Americans support federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions.”

  • Perdue also signed a pledge that he would protect billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies to oil companies, and he’s even attacked Nunn for wanting to “act now” on climate change. 

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