District 20

Joaquin Castro (D)(Campaign Site)Rank: Good

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.

District 21

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.

District 22

Pete Olson (R)(Campaign Site)Rank: Bad

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.

District 23

Will Hurd (R)(Campaign Site)Rank: Bad

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.

District 24

Kenny Marchant (R)(Campaign Site)Rank: Bad

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.

District 25

Roger Williams (R)(Campaign Site)Rank: Bad

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.

District 26

Michael Burgess (R)(Campaign Site)Rank: Bad

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.

District 27

Michael Cloud (R)(Campaign Site)Rank: Bad

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.

District 28

Henry Cuellar (D)(Campaign Site)Rank: Bad

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.

District 29

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.

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