As part of this month's coverage of the Nov. 4 election for Maryland's 6th District seat in Congress, The Herald-Mail asked the three candidates to respond in up to 100 words to a few questions about issues.
Last week, the candidates talked about immigration.
This week's question is: How should the federal government react to global warming?
U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, Republican: There are many people and organizations concerned about climate change. Others focus on reducing the threat to our economy and national security from dependence upon imported oil. Many worry about the impact of fossil fuels on our environment. Some urge preparing for maximum world oil production or "peak oil." I encourage all of them to stop criticizing each others' premises. Joining together to change federal government policies to encourage individuals and companies to support conservation, energy efficiency and cleaner, domestic alternative and renewable sources of energy will be the most cost-effective ways to address all of these concerns.