Castro’s websites don’t discuss sustainability topics too much, but he did support authorizing funding for energy efficiency research and has an LCV score of 95%.
Jeffrey Blunt (L) – Rank: Unknown
We were unable to find information regarding sustainability platform.
Chip Roy (R) – Rank: Weak
Chip doesn’t talk environment on his campaign site, but he does support “deeply reducing regulations.” However, it is unclear what kind of regulations he’s referring to.
Joseph Kopser (D) – Rank: Strong
Kopser supports a number of things to address climate change both globally and locally. For Texans specifically, he’s concerned about the way the rise of temperature will continue to affect the peach harvest and other agricultural industries, and therefore, your economy. Nationally, Kopser notes that our dependence on oil is a risk on more than one scale (due to our reliance on international oil).
To challenge the effects of climate change, Kopser vows to push for a 100% renewable energy economy for our nation in the near future. His priority, however, is our Department of Defense, as the US military is the largest producer of carbon fuels globally. He’s looking to get Texas on track with this green energy production by continuing the expansion of Texas’ wind energy production.
In the past, Kopser has already proven his commitment to sustainability with the establishment of the National Security Technology Accelerator. This project aims to bring innovators and businesses together in the name of renewable tech in the Department of Defense. Plus, he helped start up RideScout, which works to bring down the carbon footprint of commuters globally.
Kopser also supports developing energy efficient technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions alongside the continued development of renewables. He also supports a carbon tax to bring down these emissions.
Lee Santos (L) – Rank: Unknown
Although Santos’ website discusses a few key issues, environmental and energy issues are not one of them.
Pete is pretty bent out of shape over stops bans on offshore drilling and other means of fossil fuel extraction. He claims to support an “all of the above” energy policy, but his voting record is only learning toward nonrenewable sources. Unfortunately, his LCV score is a low 2%.
Sri Preston Kulkarni (D) – Rank: Good
Sri thoroughly supports moving toward renewable energy and supporting other policies that work against climate change. He is particularly concerned with how climate change will create a whole new refugee crisis that affects countries globally.
John McElligott (L) – Rank: Unknown
We were unable to find McElligott’s sustainability platform.
S. Kellen Sweny (I) – Rank: Unknown
Sweny’s campaign website does not discuss environmental or energy stances.
While Hurd’s websites neglect discussing issues pertaining to sustainability or energy, we can assume he is not very eco-friendly with his poor 2% LCV score.
Gina Ortiz Jones (D) – Rank: Unknown
Jones’ campaign site does not discuss environmental or energy issues.
Ruben Corvalan (L) – Rank: Unknown
Corvalan’s campaign site does not discuss environmental or energy issues.
Although Marchant’s websites do not discuss environmental or energy issues much, his voting record and LCV score of just 3% demonstrate his less-than-eco-friendly platform.
Jan McDowell (D) – Rank: Good
Jan promotes the continued development of renewable energy and an increase of STEM learning in order to pair science with infrastructure and the forward movement of our country. If elected, we’d love to see her sustainable platform expand.
Mike Kolls (L) – Rank: Unknown
Kolls’ website does not discuss environmental and energy issues.
Williams does not discuss environment or energy issues on his websites, but his LCV score of a mere 1% is not looking very green.
Julie Oliver (D) – Rank: Strong
Julie supports a 100% renewable energy future, encouraged by tax credits for clean energy, a carbon-fee-and-dividend policy, and the promotion of Texas wind energy production. She also supports rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and ensuring the EPA gets back on track with its environmental protections and ensuring every citizen has the right to clean air and water.
Desarae Lindsey (L) – Rank: Unknown
Lindsey does not discuss environmental or energy issues on her campaign website.
Martin Luecke (I) – Rank: Good
Martin supports an immediate and bold transition to 100% clean energy to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change. He also wants to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement and ensure that the planet remains protected and preserved.
Burgess seems to support both fossil fuels and renewable energy sources, but his LCV score of 3% tells us which way he’s leaning in policy. He’s also looking to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) for oil drilling, which we don’t approve of.
Linsey Fagan (D) – Rank: Weak
Fagan supports renewable energy in Texas but says little else on the matter.
Mark Boler (L) – Rank: Unknown
Boler does not discuss environmental or energy issues on his campaign website.
Cloud believes the EPA is overstepping with regulations and he wants to exploit our natural resources for energy uses, without even mentioning the use of renewables on his website.
Eric Holguin (D) – Rank: Unknown
Holguin’s campaign website does not discuss environmental and energy issues.
Daniel Tinus (L) – Rank: Unknown
Tinus does not discuss environmental and energy issues on his campaign site.
James Duerr (I) – Rank: Unknown
Duerr campaign website does not discuss environmental and energy issues.
Cuellar supports the continued exploitation of domestic oil and natural gas and has an LCV score of 41%.
Arthur Thomas IV (L) – Rank: Unknown
Thomas’ campaign website does not discuss environmental or energy issues.
Sylvia Garcia (D) – Rank: Unknown
Garcia’s campaign website does not discuss environmental or energy issues.
Phillip Aronoff (R) – Rank: Bad
Aronoff wants to continue and expand our drilling and fracking practices to extract fossil fuels for energy independence. He also opposes carbon taxes and environmental regulations. Overall, we aren’t fans.
Cullen Burns (L) – Rank: Unknown
We were unable to find Burns’ sustainability platform.
Johnathan Garza (Write-In) – Rank: Unknown
We were unable to find information regarding Garza’s sustainability platform.