EDFAction applauds a group of seventeen Republican lawmakers for seeking new policy solutions to climate change.
One week after EPA administrator Scott Pruitt denied that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to climate change, 17 Republican lawmakers, led by Representatives Costello, Curbelo and Stefanik, today introduced the Republican Climate Resolution. The measure calls on Congress to commit to working on economically viable solutions that address the threat of climate change, saying it is “a conservative principle to protect, conserve, and be good stewards of our environment.”
The sponsors to the resolution are: Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-02), Rep. Don Bacon (NE-03), Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10), Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-6), Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Rep. John Faso (NY-19), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8), Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02), Rep. Mia Love (UT-04), Rep. Brian Mast (FL-18), Rep. Patrick Meehan (PA-7), Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23), Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-8), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-01) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21).
“These Members of Congress should be commended for coming together to recognize the threats a changing climate poses to our economy, our national security and the health of America’s communities.
“While Scott Pruitt and the Trump administration move backward with both rhetoric and action that contradict settled science and public opinion, this resolution recognizes the role humans play in contributing to climate change and the need for Congressional leadership on this pressing issue," said EDFAction president Elizabeth Thompson.