Minnesota District 5
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Tina Smith has been an incumbent since 2018. Her LCV scorecard rank is 100%.
As a member of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Smith emphasizes the importance of fighting against the current administration’s environmental rollbacks. With a perfect voting record, she has proven the environment to be her focus. Smith has also partnered with Senator Klobuchar to secure $3 million of funding for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System, a $40,0000 grant from the EPA for water quality monitoring in Grand Portage, and a $1.3 million grant for Great Lakes Restoration. She has been a strong advocate for clean energy, and is a member of the Senate Democrat’s Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. The Farm Bill also gives funding for clean energy projects in agriculture, an addition that Smith worked hard for. Smith also introduced the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019, which was meant to bring the electricity sector to net zero emissions by 2050 and encourage more zero-emissions products.
Smith has made some great strides in sustainability in the political sphere, and we think she should be able to continue her good work.
Paula Overby is a Technology Analyst.
Overby supports renewable energy usage and reprimands our lack of government action in reducing fossil fuel usage. She believes that refusing to invest in renewable energy is disadvantageous towards our economy, at a time when renewable energy is being acquired and searched for globally. Overby advocates for energy policy focused on sustainable technologies and research into energy conservation in order to successfully face global warming. She is also against sulfide mining in Minnesota, instead advocating for long-term clean energy development.
Bob “Again” Carney is a Non-Profit Consultant.
Carney recently patented an invention to regulate sunlight reaching earth, which was designed to be both a solution to global warming and a way to provide less expensive solar energy, weather management, and solar powered aircraft and space launches. He plans on reviewing the elements of his invention to make sure it is scientifically sound, and says it should be implemented regardless of the truth of climate change. Carney’s invention is meant to improve on an idea by Dr. Roger Angel, by putting clouds of trillions of giant tethered mirrors at Lagrange Point One between earth and the sun. He does not seem to have a stance on climate change, and believes it may or may not be real.
Steve Carlson is a Business Consultant.
Carlson only supports government funding for renewable energy projects that resell the energy to the marketplace, and he does not think it should regulate greenhouse gas emissions. He further believes that states should take care of their own environments instead of government regulations, and he does not support cap and trade regulations. He also said, in an interview in 2018, that he believes we need to study climate change’s impact on different sectors of our society, but he agrees with the current administration about pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement and says we shouldn’t put our economy under the control of the United Nations.
Ahmad Hassan is a Real Estate Broker & Texas Resident
Hassan does not have any environmental stances online. We would love to know about his environmental plans!
Aside from the creation of a Jobs Bill to help aspects of society such as the environment, Seymore does not have any environmental stances out. We would love to know about his environmental plans!
Cynthia Gail was a 2016 State Senate Candidate.
Gail does not have any environmental stances online. We would love to know about his environmental plans!
James Reibestein was a City Council Candidate
Reibestein does not have any environmental stances online. We would love to know about his environmental plans!
Jason Lewis is an Ex-Congressman & Ex-Radio Show Host.
Lewis does not have any environmental stances online. We would love to know about his environmental plans!
Josh Ondich is a retail worker.
Ondich does not have any environmental stances online. We would love to know about his environmental plans!
Kevin O’Connor is a Marijuana Legalization Activist.
O’Connor doesn’t have a platform outside of hemp that we can find. However, hemp is a very useful plant that, if grown and harvested sustainably, can have a big impact on construction product production and consumption.
Oliver Steinberg is the Grassroots State Party Co-Founder & Marijuana Legalization Activist
Steinberg doesn’t have a platform outside of hemp that we can find. However, hemp is a very useful plant that, if grown and harvested sustainably, can have a big impact on construction product production and consumption.
District 5 Representatives
Antone Melton-Meaux is an attorney, mediator & Ex-Congressional Aide.
Antone has identified some key areas of environmental sustainability that make him an excellent candidate. For starters, he supports upholding the Paris Climate Accords and working with other nations to mitigate the climate crisis. He also wants to move away from dirty energy production and into a clean energy economy.
In addition to providing a plan to move into a clean energy economy, Antone also looks deeper into the issues that will spring from moving away from fossil fuel production and into renewable energy, like copper mining. He has pledged to make sure that mines and mining will not have a detrimental impact on the surrounding environments. He proposes rigorous regulations to make sure mining companies are keeping pollutants and contaminants to a minimum.
Antone also supports a carbon tax to fund investment in renewable technologies.
Overall, Antone has solid stances and a well thought-out sustainability platform.
Omar has often been in the spotlight during her freshman year of Congress. She has tirelessly worked for a cleaner, safer environment, and we’re here to highlight some of her goals.
- She has been very vocal about her support of the Green New Deal. She has adopted many key points from the GND into her own platform, including investing in green energy systems, and providing jobs and transition services in the dirty energy sectors for workers to move into green energy productions. In the past ten years, Minnesota has employed more that 54,000 workers in the green energy field, and Omar has been working to keep that number growing.
- Create zero waste communities by increasing recycling facilities and creating partnerships with local businesses to decrease waste productions
- Fighting against tax breaks and subsidies for fossil fuel corporations and instead implementing carbon taxes
- Prohibit fossil fuel extraction on federal land and water and opposes the Line 3 Replacement Pipeline.
Omar has a sweeping vision for environmental justice and sustainability in America. She has a great track record voting for sustainable policy and we support her bid for Congress.
John Mason is a community organizer.
Mason says he will fight for clean water and air and a safe environment, and to combat climate change. Otherwise, he says very little on the subject.
Dalia Al-Aqidi is a TV Journalist.
Dalia does not have any environmental stances online. We would love to know about her environmental plans!
Daniel McCarthy is an attorney.
McCarthy does not have any environmental stances online. We would love to know about his environmental plans!
Lacy Johnson is a Systems Engineer and Charter School Co-Founder.
Johnson does not have any environmental stances online. We would love to know about his environmental plans!
Les Lester is a freelance journalist.
Lester does not have any environmental stances online. We would love to know about his environmental plans!
Michael Moore is a Marijuana Legalization Activist.
Moore does not have any environmental stances online. We would love to know about his environmental plans!