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  • Curbelo Applauds Navy's Progress on Sigsbee Housing Units, EPA's Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined “Morning Magazine with Bill Becker” yesterday to discuss the Navy’s announcement of a Request for Information for the unoccupied Sigsbee Housing units and three previously-announced Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Since February 2016, Curbelo has urged U.S. Navy officials to move forward with the process of opening up the currently vacant Sigsbee housing units. The Navy’s Request for Informa... Read more

  • Curbelo Welcomes $290,000 From EPA for Coral Reef Restoration Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) announced an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant of $290,000 for the Florida Coral Reef Evaluation and Monitoring Project (CREMP). This initiative will monitor the status and trends of selected coral reefs, patch reefs, and hard bottoms in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and aid the Water Quality Protection Program (WQPP) with documentation on the effects that coral reef deterioration has on water quality. “These funds are critical ... Read more

  • The Ripon Advance: Curbelo introduces bill aimed at maximizing efforts to cut super pollutants
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) on Thursday would target short-term “super pollutants” that have a greater impact on climate change than carbon dioxide. A federal task force would be established to coordinate and maximize existing governmental efforts to cut super pollutants – like black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons and methane – under the Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction (SUPER) Act. Curbelo introduced the bill with bipartisan support from U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA... Read more

  • Curbelo, Veasey Introduce Bipartisan Methane Emissions Research Bill to Help Reduce Leaks  
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    As part of an effort to increase efficient natural gas production and reduce environmental harm, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Marc Veasey (D-TX), introduced bipartisan legislation to spur innovation in methane leak detection and mitigation technologies. Methane is the primary component of natural gas, which is used to heat and power millions of homes every day. Utilizing natural gas as a power source instead of coal can dramatically decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Yet despite its... Read more

  • The Hill: Lawmakers push bill to target 'super pollutants'
    Posted in In The News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill aiming to reduce pollutants with an outsized impact on climate change. The bill, from Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and others would create a task forced to study ways to reduce pollutants like black carbon methane and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that contribute significantly more to climate change than carbon dioxide, the most plentiful greenhouse gas. ... “This task force would be a significant first step to ensuring ... Read more

  • Curbelo, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Potent Climate Pollution
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the bipartisan Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction, or SUPER Act, to combat the emission of short-lived climate pollutants, benefit public health, and repair American climate leadership. Super pollutants include black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and methane. They cause about 25 to 2,000 times more warming per ton over a 25- to 100-year period than carbon dioxide, making them among the most significant driver... Read more

  • Curbelo Supports House-Passed Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement regarding his vote in support of the Financial CHOICE Act, H.R. 10, which passed the House earlier today. “For seven years, the consequences of Dodd-Frank have crushed our community banks and left small businesses across the country without the resources to grow, create jobs, and serve our communities. Today’s passage of the Financial CHOICE Act, which I was proud to support, is a critical step toward ending the uncert... Read more

  • Curbelo Welcomes Nearly $500,000 in EPA Grants for Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement welcoming three Environmental Protection Agency grants for the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary: “The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a unique natural wonder and a vital part of the Florida Keys and South Florida economy and environment, and these grants are critical to keeping it protected and well-managed,” Curbelo said. “I will continue to work with my colleagues in the House to ensure its status is not threatened a... Read more

  • Curbelo: U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement A Strategic Mistake That Sets Us Back
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

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  • Curbelo, Deutch Kick-Off First Meeting of Climate Solutions Caucus as Membership Grows
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Yesterday, Co-Chairs of the Climate Solutions Caucus, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-22) and Ted Deutch (FL-22), led the first public meeting of the Caucus. The meeting focus on the “Climate Impact on Coastal Communities”, included panelists that discussed the impact rising sea-levels will have on flood insurance, infrastructure projects to mitigate and adapt to the threat, and ocean acidification. Panelists included: Senior Policy Representative for the National Association of REALTORS Aust... Read more

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