WASHINGTON – While communities across the country face catastrophic flooding, sweltering heat waves and increasing wildfire risks, the Senate took a Congressional Review Act vote today to try and stop commonsense action that ensure the federal government takes climate change into account when making major decisions.
The following is a statement from Kabir Green, director of federal affairs at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council):
“Across the U.S. we are seeing the effects of climate change in catastrophic detail, from the heat waves in Texas to wildfires in New Mexico – to the devastating flooding in Kentucky. But the Senate is voting to prevent the federal government from considering climate change when making decisions. This makes no sense.
“Climate champions in the House and the White House must ensure this Congressional Review Act resolution doesn’t advance another step.”
NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.