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  • Politico Pro Florida: Two S. Fla. lawmakers urge Trump administration not to abandon Paris climate change agreement.
    Posted in In The News on April 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Two South Florida lawmakers are pressing the Trump administration to keep U.S. commitments to the Paris climate change agreement as President Donald Trump's most senior advisers are expected to huddle Tuesday to resolve long-simmering tensions over the global environmental issue. U.S. Reps Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla, and Ted Deutch, D-Fla., co-chairs and co-founders of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, issued the following statement Monday: “It is imperative that we maintain our seat at the ta... Read more

  • South Dade News Leader: Curbelo Working to Secure Federal Funds for South Dade Farmers Impacted By 2015 Quarantine
    Posted in In The News on April 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    The impact to over 2,000 local businesses affected by the 2015 infestation of Oriental Fruit Fly continues to be felt. Eighty five square miles of the Redlands was quarantined to combat the destructive pest which attacks hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables. Growers, nurseries/stock dealers, fruit stands, lawn maintenance, packing houses, and harvesters were affected. Florida's agriculture commissioner, Adam Putnam, declared a state of emergency and ordered fruit stripped and destroyed... Read more

  • Curbelo, Veasey Introduce Bipartisan Carbon Capture Bill to Help Curb Climate Change Effects
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) introduced bipartisan legislation to help in our nation’s fight against climate change by making carbon capture technology more attainable. The “Carbon Capture Improvement Act” would help power plants and industrial facilities finance the purchase and installation of carbon capture technology. The carbon that is captured can be used for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) or stored underground rather than released into the atmosphere.... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Climate Solutions Caucus, Led by South Florida Congressmen, Expands
    Posted in In The News on April 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    The Climate Solutions Caucus, which was founded by two South Florida congressmen, continued to expand this week with ten new members. Last year, U.S. Reps. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and Ted Deutch, D-Fla., founded the caucus and still serve as the co-chairs. Since it was founded last February, the caucus has increased its membership, expanding twice earlier this year. The Climate Solutions Caucus defines it mission as “to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and to... Read more

  • Bipartisan Climate Caucus Reaches Thirty-Four Members from Across the Country, Evenly Split between Democrats, Republicans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Reaching new heights, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Ted Deutch (FL-22), the co-Chairs of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, welcomed ten new Members of Congress to the Caucus, increasing the total membership to 34 members evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. The newest members of the Caucus are Reps. Darrell Issa (CA-49), Juan Vargas (CA-51), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Jerry McNerney (CA-09), John Faso (NY-19), Thomas Suozzi (NY-03), Pete King (NY-02), Dan Lipinski (IL... Read more

  • What They Are Saying: Curbelo “A Voice of Reason” On Climate Change
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Citizens’ Climate Lobby: “Curbelo has long understood the existential threat posed by climate change, because he and his district are experiencing it firsthand… Curbelo has supported pro-climate bills in the House, and in 2016, became a cofounder of the Climate Solutions Caucus… In the past two weeks, however, Curbelo has turned up the heat, putting his commitments into action.” Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on Expected Executive Orders Regarding Carbon Emissions, Climate Change
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined Bill Becker on “Morning Magazine” to discuss the Administration’s expected executive actions regarding carbon emissions and climate change. A partial transcript of the exchange is below. A video of the exchange is available here, and broadcast quality audio is available for download here. U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo “Morning Magazine” with Bill Becker March 28, 2017 https://youtu.be/v8F9f0xgahs Representative Carlos Curbelo: “Now, today,... Read more

  • Curbelo Criticizes Administration's Rollback of Carbon Emission Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), co-chair and co-founder of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, released the following statement regarding the President’s signing of an executive order that would rollback carbon dioxide emission standards: “While I am encouraged the Administration did not ask the EPA to reconsider its endangerment finding, which declares greenhouse gas pollution threatens human health and welfare, today's rollback of emission standards is misguided. “Climate ch... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Miami Republicans call Trump order on climate change 'dangerous,' 'misguided'
    Posted in In The News on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Miami Republican Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo on Tuesday once again criticized President Donald Trump, their party's leader, this time over his executive order undoing many of the Obama administration's climate change rules. The reversal is "troubling" and "dangerous," Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. Curbelo called Trump's action "misguided." Both lawmakers represent coastal South Florida districts directly affected by rising sea levels and other effects of global warming. They... Read more

  • Curbelo Named to Annual List of 50 Emerging Green Leaders
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), co-chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus, was named to the Grist 50, an annual list of emerging green leaders put together by climate change advocates. This year’s list is focused on “The Fixers,” 50 innovators with fresh, forward-thinking solutions to some of humanity's biggest challenges. Meet the Fixer: Carlos Curbelo Makes the Republican Case for Climate Solutions Grist March 21, 2017 http://grist.org/grist-50/profile/carlos-curbelo/ … When you’r... Read more

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