NRDC Welcomes Debate on Need to Curb Carbon Pollution, Combat Climate Change

WASHINGTON (February 11, 2015) – At a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today, Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) accused the Natural Resources Defense Council of exerting undue influence over the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.

The following is a statement by David Goldston, NRDC’s director of government affairs:

“Sens. Vitter and Barrasso are against EPA taking any action on climate change. They are seeking to distract attention from this pressing issue by raising baseless charges about NRDC and EPA. We made recommendations to the agency, and sometimes EPA has found them helpful.  The senators’ efforts to stifle debate should disturb anyone who wants to participate in the democratic process, regardless of where they stand on climate action.’’

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See this letter sent to Sen. Vitter and Rep. Issa in December, 2014:



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