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Ask Congressman David Jolly (R-FL) and Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) about the issues that are most important to you -- then vote and tell others! Watch the Florida Open Debate for U.S. Senate right here on Monday, April 25, at 7:00 pm EDT. All questions will be chosen from among those that receive the most votes online.
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Would you commit to 100% clean energy by 2050, with 80% by 2030?

Scientists say a transition to 100% clean renewable wind, water & solar power in FL will create 140,000 jobs, eliminate 3,000 air pollution deaths, help energy independence, and reduce terrorism risk.

Submitted by: MarkRuffalo from NY
April 24, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

What are you going to do to undo Rick Scott's agenda with Big Oil?

How to halt fracking in the Everglades and offshore drilling in our Gulf and Atlantic Ocean waters?

Submitted by: Joann P from FL
April 18, 2016, 4:57 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Will you support better funding of climate change research?

Some research indicates that rising sea water levels has already compromised fresh water potability in coastal areas of Florida. Rendering same supplies brackish and unfit for consumption.

Submitted by: steves
April 22, 2016, 12:47 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

Do you support oil drilling rights which demand selling it here in the US?

Currently, there is no requirement to US oil drilling rights, which demands that the oil that is drilled in the US, must be sold here in the US. Do you / would you support attaching this requirement?

Submitted by: Deana I. from CA
April 21, 2016, 12:01 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

Do you support the release of genetically modified mosquitoes to remove Zika?

The British Company Oxitec is getting resisted from the residents of the Florida Keys because they want to test Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to remove Mosquitos carrying Zika. Do you support them?
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Submitted by: Anthony Ljuljdjurovic from CT
April 21, 2016, 7:28 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

would you end farm subsidies for GMO products, corn syrup and beef?

small organic farmers pay more in taxes and get few subsidies compared to the large corp's. that produce less healthy food. what would you do to help small family farmers and organic farmers.

Submitted by: Polly in Nebraska from NE
April 21, 2016, 10:53 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
Submitted by: ZangaZeit from AZ
April 20, 2016, 11:50 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Why does the Republican party deny man made climate change

The American Republican Party is the only major political party among advanced countries to deny man made climate change despite 98% of the worlds leading scientists who have undeniable proof.

Submitted by: charles k. from FL
April 25, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

What is your position on fracking in Florida?

Fracking is proven to be harmful to water systems both below and above ground. Secret toxic trade ingredients are introduced by this disruptive practice which jeopordizes our drinking water & aquifers

Submitted by: Herb S from FL
April 18, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Should Florida universities broadcast sports on partisan talk radio stations?

By broadcasting sports on partisan radio stations featuring Rush Limbaugh, Florida and Florida State universities, among others, help Republicans deny global warming and defund education.

Submitted by: Ron J from NM
April 21, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

How will you promote organic farming?

According to the new UN report, major changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems, with a shift toward local small-scale farmers and food systems recommended.

Submitted by: Andrea Good from OR
April 19, 2016, 7:41 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

What will you do to correct and/or prevent climate change?

Fracking, oil drilling, factory pollutions, and automobile emissions are te leading contributors to pollution and climate change. We currently have little to no regulations on emissions and fracking.

Submitted by: Megan J. Hutton from FL
April 24, 2016, 4:16 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

Climate change and federal disaster aid- why should WE pay?

When a state like Florida has elected officials who don't believe in climate change, why should tax payers fund their repeated disasters? Should we make them self pay or admit climate change exists?

Submitted by: Dreamy12 from MD
April 19, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

What will you do about the floods in South florida when it is raining heavy?

I live in Coral Springs and when it rains it floods sometimes the parking lot is flooded for days.

Submitted by: jrome128 from FL
April 21, 2016, 11 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

Are there any areas of scientific study that you think are bogus?

The overwhelming majority of scientists say global warming is caused by humans; many people ignore that info. Do you disregard any scientific theories based on your "gut" or do you believe in science?

Submitted by: The Chris Lapakko from MN
April 21, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

How do you justify your anti-AGW position when over 99.9% of scientists disagree?

I believe it's currently 99.99% of climate scientists agree AGW is real as opposed to the older study that gave us the 97% number.

Submitted by: Mark3785 from NJ
April 22, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Do you support using "eminent domain" to take land from U.S. Sugar?

Do you support using "eminent domain" to take land from U.S. Sugar to restore the natural flow of the Everglades and stop destruction of the Indian River Lagoon and Florida's coral reefs and seagrass?

Submitted by: Mark Otis DeDominicis from FL
April 21, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

How would you tackle the environmental degradation caused profit-seeking corpora

How would you tackle the environmental degradation caused profit-seeking corporations? It is a well-known fact that self-interest is destroying our planet. What is your plan to address this?

Submitted by: Salil J. from NJ
April 22, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
Submitted by: Andy W from FL
April 18, 2016, 8:29 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

How will you prevent Sabal Trail pipeline from contaminating Floridan Aquifer?

The 515-mile Sabal Trail fracked gas pipeline is proposed for construction across sensitive sinkhole geology, as well as directly through the Floridan Aquifer. With hundreds of pipeline leaks and ...
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Submitted by: JonathanFL from FL
April 23, 2016, 12:45 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

What would you do with the Indian River Lagoon ills?

In light of the recent fish kill and current brown tide that is causing an ecological collapse of the Indian River Lagoon, what would you do to save America's most diverse estuary?

Submitted by: Bob C from FL
April 18, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Will you stop Big Polluters that dump toxins into FL rivers & flush into Lake O?

Large corporations have been flushing toxins into FL streams. These flow into Lake O. and are being flushed into the Caloosahatchee River. This in turn is destroying SWFL's ecosystem & tourism.

Submitted by: ThomasSWFL from FL
April 22, 2016, 5:31 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Do you accept that Climate Change is the single greatest threat our world faces?

If *yes*, than will you support or put forth legislation that keeps more fossil fuels in the ground and green house gases out of our atmosphere? Will you fight for funding innovative projects/tech?

Submitted by: Jen Ant from RI
April 20, 2016, 11:29 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Should we not eliminate the leasing of public land to big oil?

Most nations own and develop their natural resources as a public enterprise, with development limited by need and advanced planning. The revenues are placed in a national trust. Norway stands out.

Submitted by: Phillip D. from CO
April 21, 2016, 10:50 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

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