KEY REPUBLICANS IN CLIMATE POLITICS
The Seven Unexpected Republicans to Watch If You Care About Climate Change; These GOP lawmakers and candidates could shape their party’s future on global warming.
Ben Geman, January 5, 2015 (National Journal)
“Several Republicans who aren't the usual suspects could play important roles in the next battles over global warming…[U]pstate New York lawmaker [Rep. Chris Gibson] wants to chip away at the rejection of climate science that's common within GOP ranks…South Carolina Republican [Sen. Lindsey Graham]… could help or hurt Obama's push for $3 billion for the Green Climate Fund…Colorado [Sen. Cory Gardner] doesn't buy into the scientific consensus…If [he] moves to the center, it would be a sign that Republicans see political jeopardy in…[being] viewed as roadblocks...[A]ll the GOP presidential hopefuls are worth watching. But…[Jeb] Bush, Florida's ex-governor, is from a state that's bearing the brunt of sea-level rise…Kentuckian [Rand] Paul…[is] a coal-state senator who has strongly attacked EPA regulations…[but has] a strong dissident streak…[F]ive years ago Maine Republican [Sen. Susan Collins] jumped right into the congressional fray over global-warming policy…[N]ewly elected Louisiana [Rep. Garret Graves] is the former chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority…[and] had a front-row seat to the effects of sea-level rise…” click here for more