This article covers the U.S. Congressional candidates running in Alabama. To learn more about Sustainable Politician Project and our ranking system, read our full intro here. To read our article on the Alabama primary election, click here.
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Robert Kennedy Jr. (D) – Rank: Good
He understands the importance of clean air and clean water has for health and Alabama’s economy. In fact, he even states, “the environment is the economy in Alabama.” This strong of a statement seems to show his dedication to protecting the environment. However, his website does not discuss plans to ensure a clean environment.
Bradley Byrne (R) – Incumbent – Rank: Bad
Your current rep voted in favor of Keystone XL pipeline. Plus, he opposes funding renewable energy developments and regulating greenhouse gas emissions (source). Since the start of his term in 2014, he has an LCV lifetime score of 0% (source).
Martha Roby (R) – Incumbent – Rank: Bad
Your current representative supports the Keystone XL pipeline and opposes federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions (source). Although Martha has an all-the-above energy approach, suggesting that she does support some renewable sources, she has a poor lifetime LCV score of 4% (source).
Tabitha Isner (D) – Rank: Good
Although Tabitha does not discuss environmental topics on her campaign site, she has indicated on a political courage test that she supports funding renewable energy developments and regulating greenhouse gas emissions (source).
Mallory Hagan (D) – Rank: Weak
In an article here, Mallory promises to be our voice for “environmental sustainability” but her campaign site does not discuss it further.
Mike Rogers (R) – Incumbent – Rank: Bad
You current representative voted for the Keystone XL pipeline. Mike opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions, specifically against a cap and trade bill (source). He does, however, claim to support investing in renewable energy developments, but his poor LCV score of 6% does not reflect this (source).
Lee Auman (D) – Rank: Unknown
Although Lee discusses key issues on his campaign site, he does not talk about any environmental issues.
Your current representative voted in approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. He claims to be open to pursuing renewable energy options but opposes incentivizing the switch to green energy sources, specifically a tax break for wind energy. He also opposes a cap and trade bill to reduce carbon emissions and his lifetime LCV score is only 4% (source 1 | source 2).
Our primary pick: Peter Joffrion – Rank: Strong
- City Attorney (City of Huntsville)
Peter is adamant about accepting climate change as a man-made and dangerous reality. To him, preventing it is the most important issue when it comes to our future health. To protect people from floods, unstable weather, food shortages, etc, Peter is ready to trust the scientists and push for renewable energy sources (right in Alabama!) and reducing our country’s carbon emissions. He wants to reinstate America’s place in the Paris Climate Agreement and strengthen our international leadership in fighting climate change. Peter also vows to stop EPA funding cuts and make sure science helps make policy decisions.
Mo Brooks (R) – Incumbent – Rank: Bad
Your current representative voted in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline. He also opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions and believes the Clean Air Act is overstepping (source).
Our primary pick: Danner Kline – Rank: Good
- Telecommunications Manager
Danner wants to keep funding and protecting the EPA so they can, in turn, protect our water and air by regulating pollutants. He believes that coal mining cannot be used as an excuse to oppose environmental acts or support EPA budget cuts.
Your current representative seems to think the EPA is overstepping and overegulating (especially when it comes to coal mining). He voted for Keystone XL and does not support funding renewable energy or regulating greenhouse gas emissions (source).
You only have one candidate running.
Terri voted in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline. She seems to support an “all of the above” approach to independence energy solution, supporting domestic oil production and investments in renewable energy sources (source).