Climate Leaders’ Bill Could Complement Ongoing EPA Climate Action

WASHINGTON (November 19, 2014) – Senators Sheldon Whitehouse  (D-Rhode Island) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation today aiming to put Congress on record for taking decisive action against the growing threat climate change poses to our children and future generations.

The following is a statement by David Goldston, director of Government Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“Senators Whitehouse and Schatz are tireless champions of climate change action. Their bill could be a useful complement to the Clean Air Act and other laws the president is already using to curb carbon pollution. Nothing must be allowed to interfere with the success of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed standards to curb dangerous carbon pollution from power plants, which can produce substantial progress now under existing law.”   


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