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Tonko Sponsors Legislation to Block Trump Executive Order on Climate Change

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Washington, March 30, 2017 | comments
"The President’s Executive Order on this issue is more than bad policy, it is a critical failure to respond to a real and proven threat to the lives and livelihood of millions of American families. This bill would stop it in its tracks.” - Rep. Paul Tonko
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WASHINGTON Congressman Paul Tonko introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives today that would block implementation and enforcement of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order rolling back environmental protections and undermining federal efforts to combat global climate change.

Rep. Paul Tonko: "Carbon pollution and climate change pose an immediate threat to our communities, public health, national security and the global economy, and the situation is only growing worse. Instead of acknowledging clear science and confronting one of the great and growing challenges of our time, this Administration is playing political games with a radical anti-climate agenda. The President’s Executive Order on this issue is more than bad policy, it is a critical failure to respond to a real and proven threat to the lives and livelihood of millions of American families. This bill would stop it in its tracks.”

Rep. Tonko introduced the legislation, H.R. 1812, the “Congressional Leadership in Mitigating Administration Threats to the Earth” or CLIMATE Act, along with Reps. Brad Schneider (D-IL), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Charlie Crist (D-FL) and 32 other Democrats in the House.

Full bill text of the CLIMATE Act can be found here.

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