Representative Carlos Curbelo: “Now, today, Bill, you are going to see some executive actions that I’m probably going to oppose because I understand that the Administration wants to prioritize jobs, I understand that they oppose some of the policies of the previous Administration that they viewed as too burdensome, but in South Florida we know that the economy and the environment are tied together, and if we hurt the environment, we hurt the economy.
“So I am going to take a close look at everything they are going to announce today, but my prediction is that I’m going to end up opposing some of these actions today because we simply cannot turn a blind eye to this issue of climate change, to the fact that we must reduce carbon emissions in the United States. We have to mitigate human impact on the climate and we also need to adapt to the changing climate. That means investing in the kind of infrastructure that is going to help our coastal communities remain sustainable and make them resilient in the face of rising sea levels. So, we have to watch closely and see what they put out there today, but I have I have a feeling that we will be talking about this next week.”