STATEMENT: WRI encouraged by Republican resolution on combating climate change
WASHINGTON (March 15, 2017) - Today Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Ryan Costello (PA-6), and Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), introduced a House Resolution titled "Republican Climate Resolution", with 17 Republican co-sponsors in total acknowledging that climate change is caused by human activity and calling on Congress to support economically viable solutions to combat this great challenge.
Following is a statement by Sam Adams, U.S. Director, World Resources Institute:
"Climate change should not be a partisan issue – it is a scientific fact as undeniable as gravity, and an urgent threat to the United States’ economic well-being. In these tumultuous times, it is encouraging that Republican members of Congress put forward this resolution to take measures to combat climate change that also grow the country’s economy. Support for climate action by both U.S. political parties offers the firm foundation required to make real progress.
"Today, Republican members of Congress called for action to combat climate change. We look forward to their ongoing leadership to deliver on this commitment."