Just so you’ll know, global warming is a total fraud and it’s being designed because what you’ve got is you’ve got liberals who get elected at the local level want state government to do the work and let them make the decisions. Then, at the state level, they want the federal government to do it. And at the federal government, they want to create global government to control all of our lives.

-Dana Rohrabacher, 2013

On the Record

Dana Rohrabacher, Committee Member

Dana Rohrabacher, Committee Member

  • Voted to give Exxon-Mobil and Shell five year leases to drill  on the outer Continental shelf even though these companies blocked any new safety reforms that would protect against catastrophic spills, putting at risk millions of Americans along the coast of California, Florida and New England. Dana Rohrabacher has raked in nearly a quarter million dollars from the oil and gas industries while turning a blind eye to safety concerns of millions of Americans. Source
  • Voted to amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change. Reference: Energy Tax Prevention Act; Bill H.910 ; vote number 11-HV249 on Apr 7, 2011
  • Voted to prohibit the use of funds for the Environmental Protection Agency’s law enforcement and criminal investigations division, making it harder to hold polluters accountable for committing environmental crimes. Source

  • Dana Rohrabacher once said about his position on science committee that it “needs to be used as a bully pulpit because many of the issues brought up by the Democrats is based on phony science.” This especially is true of global warming, when he said “[climate change] is a total fraud. We need to make sure that the Science Committee has a debate which both sides can equally present their sides.” Even more troubling he once joked that dinosaur gas might be the cause behind global warming. “We don’t know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. Could be dinosaur flatulence, you know, or who knows?” Dana Rohrabacher has denied climate change exists, called climate change science a fraud all while using his position on the Science Committee to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars of campaign contributions from oil and gas executives and their lobbyists. Source