What They Are Saying: Curbelo “A Voice of Reason” On Climate Change

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Washington, D.C., March 28, 2017 | Joanna Rodriguez (202-225-2778) | comments
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.”
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Citizens’ Climate Lobby: “Carlos Curbelo emerging as the Republican leader on climate change in Congress”

  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby: “Over the past several weeks, Curbelo has been appealing to members of the Trump administration, as well as his Republican colleagues in Congress, to take action to address global warming, invoking the ‘conservative principle to protect, conserve, and be good stewards of our environment.’ In so doing, Curbelo is emerging as the Republican Party’s standard bearer in the fight to save the climate.”
  • 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.”

The Hill: “Curbelo has been one of the most outspoken climate activists among Republicans in Congress, bucking the party both in his belief that humans are the main contributor to global warming and his desire to enact policies to fight it.”

Politico Pro: “Curbelo is one of just a handful of Republicans in Congress who regularly speak out in favor of curbing greenhouse gas emissions.”

NPR: “One of the less-noticed criticisms of Pruitt's flight of fancy came from a fellow Republican, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, and that represents a small bright-side of what's going on these days.”

Newsweek: “Curbelo… has been spearheading the effort to gather pro-science members on his side of the aisle since last year, when he coaxed 10 Republicans to join a bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, which now has 30 members from 13 states, half of whom are Republican.”

Grist: Curbelo named to “annual list of emerging green leaders… 50 innovators with fresh, forward-thinking solutions to some of humanity's biggest challenges.

  • Grist: “Carlos Curbelo makes the Republican case for climate solutions”
  • Grist: “Curbelo… has urged his fellow Republicans to take the threat of rising seas and stronger storms seriously since he was first elected to Congress in 2014.”

Talking Points Memo: “Amid [the current] assault on environmental programs, a few Capitol Hill Republicans, led by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), are fighting their own party.”

E&E News: “The Republican climate resolution has helped Curbelo raise his profile as one of the Trump administration's most vocal GOP critics on climate policy.”

  • E&E News: “The letter strikes a cordial yet firm tone… [Curbelo] invited Pruitt to come to his Keys-based district to ‘see firsthand’ the threats posed. Those include rising sea levels and coral bleaching, he wrote.”
  • E&E News: “Curbelo has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of his party's rejection of climate science, heading up the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus with fellow South Florida Rep. Ted Deutch.”

Sun Sentinel: “Local and federal officials are rising above partisan politics, as exemplified by the 13 House Republicans (including South Florida's Carlos Curbelo, Brian Mast and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen) who recently introduced a climate change resolution. Kudos to these lawmakers for opposing the president's attempt to turn back the clock on climate progress.”

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