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  • The Ripon Advance: Curbelo applauds Tillerson signing climate change declaration
    Posted in In The News on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) called U.S. leadership on climate change “essential” on Friday after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed a declaration acknowledging the impact of climate change on the Arctic region. Curbelo and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, applauded Tillerson’s signing of the Fairbanks Declaration with leaders of Arctic countries. In addition to acknowledging the impact of climate change and pollution on the Arctic, t... Read more

  • Sun Sentinel: As White House rolls back climate rules, Congress must step in | Opinion
    Posted in In The News on April 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Earth Day arrives this year with serious questions about America's commitment to preserve the environment and limit the risks posed by climate change. That's because on March 28, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to dismantle the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and other Obama-era initiatives to reduce pollution that drives global warming. Without the CPP, the U.S. is unlikely to meet its commitment to the Paris climate accord, a tremendous setback in global efforts to keep temperatures fr... Read more

  • Alaska Dispatch: Congress must lead on carbon pollution
    Posted in In The News on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    On Earth Day (April 22) this year, many Americans are appalled at the new administration's lack of commitment to protect the environment and limit greenhouse gases. Although a decision to renege on the Paris climate agreement has been deferred, President Trump's executive order to abandon the Clean Power Plan casts great doubt on the U.S.'s ability to honor its pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. Coming up short on the Paris commitment wo... Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Curbelo leads bipartisan call for U.S. to uphold Paris climate deal commitments
    Posted in In The News on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) led a bipartisan call on Monday for the Trump administration to uphold U.S. commitments outlined in the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Curbelo and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), the co-founders of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, made the request on Tuesday as administration officials prepared for discussions about U.S. involvement in the Paris Agreement and UNFCCC, which allows countries to set goals ... Read more

  • Curbelo Introduces Bill to Help Small Businesses Affected by Zika
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) introduced H.R. 5986, the Small Business Relief from Disease Induced Economic Hardship Act. This important legislation is the House companion to Senator Rubio’s S.3301. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement in strong support of this bill: “The Zika virus has not only resulted in public health challenges for our communities, but it has also had a devastating impact on the economy in the areas where the disease-carrying mosquitoes are most conce... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo Urges Congress to Pass Zika Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—This week, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) spoke on the House Floor to urge Congress to take action against Zika in South Florida, throughout the contry, and around the world. Excerpt from the speeh: "Funding Zika eradication efforts should be a national priority. The mosquitoes carrying this disease will not discriminate between Congressional lines or infect people from only certain states. All members of Congress, from both parties, and across the country, must appreciate the sev... Read more

  • Curbelo Opposes Environmental Regulation Committee's Toxins Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Homestead, Florida—Yesterday, the Environmental Regulation Committee of Florida voted 3-2 to approve a new proposal that will increase allowed levels of toxins for over two dozen known chemicals in Florida’s waterways. “Yesterday’s proposal is ill-timed, ill-advised and unnecessarily exposes Floridians to greater health risks. Increasing “acceptable” levels of known carcinogens in our water will in no way improve our already fragile ecosystem. I strongly urge the state of Florida to adhere to fe... Read more

  • Curbelo's Remarks After Zika Press Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Sen. Marco Rubio (FL), held a press conference to urge their colleagues in Congress to pass appropriate funding to combat the Zika virus. “Congress must sufficiently fund Zika eradication efforts, an issue not only important to the state of Florida, but our country as a whole. The latest reports from the Florida Department of Health suggest that there have been 50 cases of Zika in Miami-Dade county alone, while the state of Florida account... Read more

  • Curbelo Encourages Hurricane Preparedness
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, June 1st, marks the start of Hurricane Season, and I encourage all South Florida residents to fully prepare. Please watch my video release and visit NOAA's website and http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes for more tips on how to stay safe this Hurricane Season. ### Read more

  • Curbelo Fights for PortMiami and Secures Everglades Funding in WRDA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—In early May, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) met with Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster to discuss Everglades Restoration. On Wednesday, the Committee unanimously approved H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). Included in this bill are South Florida priorities championed by Rep. Curbelo, such robust Everglades funding and the protection of PortMiami. “The Everglades are home to many species of wildlife and an invaluable sour... Read more

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