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  • Curbelo: With Sea Level Rise a Concern, Flood Insurance Re-Authorization Must Account for South Florida’s Needs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

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  • ICYMI: Curbelo Discusses Climate Victory in Defense Spending Bill with WIOD News Radio
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo joined 610AM WIOD News Radio this morning to discuss the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Curbelo’s leadership of the Climate Solutions Caucus to defeat an anti-climate amendment that had been proposed to the bill. As was reported by the Miami Herald Friday, the Caucus has the potential to continue defeating anti-climate legislation in the House of Representatives. “Now this issue that we're discussing is even more basic than that, we're not getting int... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Curbelo’s gang of moderate Republicans defeats anti-climate change legislation
    Posted in In The News on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Carlos Curbelo touts himself as a rare Republican in Washington willing to criticize Donald Trump and conservative members of his own party. And after months of talk and lots of tweeting, Curbelo’s effort to build a bloc of moderate Republicans capable of swaying anti-climate-change legislation appears to have paid off. Curbelo’s Climate Solutions Caucus, a group of 24 Republicans and 24 Democrats who are concerned about the impacts of climate change, voted en masse on Thursday against a proposa... Read more

  • The Ripon Advance: Ways and Means Committee members discuss top priorities for U.S. trade policy in hearing
    Posted in In The News on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes, Energy and Environment

    Members of the House Ways and Means Committee pressed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on their concerns regarding the U.S. trade agenda last week, issues that ranged from agricultural exports and digital trade policy to aluminum and steel investigations that could impact manufacturing jobs. Committee members U.S. Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) were among those who discussed American trade policy under the Trump administration with Lighthiz... Read more

  • 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

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