Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo Pushes Republicans for Solutions on Climate Change
By Kevin Derby
From his perch as one of the co-chairs and founders of the Climate Solution Caucus, this week, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., focused on the environment, urging his fellow Republicans to provide more solutions.
Curbelo joined fellow Republicans U.S. Reps. Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania and Elise Stefanik of New York to bring out a resolution on Wednesday urging the GOP-controlled U.S. House to use “American ingenuity, innovation, and exceptionalism” to defend the “conservative principle to protect, conserve, and be good stewards of our environment” by supporting “economically viable, and broadly supported private and public solutions to study and address the causes and effects of measured changes to our global and regional climates.”
Curbelo, Costello and Stefanik rounded up more than a dozen fellow House Republicans to back the resolution including U.S. Reps. Brain Mast and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, Mia Love of Utah, Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania and Mark Sanford of South Carolina.
Earlier in the week, Curbelo teamed up with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., his fellow founder and co-hair of the Climate Solutions Caucus, and Democratic U.S. Reps. Don Beyer of Virginia and Alan Lowenthal of California, the chairs of the Safe Climate Caucus, in sending a letter to U.S. Sec. of State Rex Tillerson, urging the Trump administration to adhere to the Paris Agreement which was part of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCC) in 2015.
Last week, Curbelo took aim at Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s assertion that carbon dioxide is not a “primary contributor to the global warming.”
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