FLASHBACK FRIDAY: NRDC Opposes Curbelo Plan, Despite Fact It Would Exceed Emission Goals of Plans They Previously Praised
Natural Resources Defense Council’s Partisan Bias Undermines Efforts to Fight Climate Change
Following introduction of H.R. 6463, the Market Choice Act, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) received praise from environmental and energy groups across the political spectrum as well as leaders from 34 diverse companies representing a wide cross section of the U.S. economy. Still, some groups like the Natural Resources Defense Council continue to oppose new ideas to fight climate change, only to continue serving their own selfish political agenda. See for yourself:
2015 NRDC Statement on Clean Power Plan: “It’s a simple idea that will change the world: Cut carbon pollution today so our kids won’t inherit climate chaos tomorrow. That’s what this historic plan will achieve.” (“The Clean Power Plan: An Idea that will Change the World,” Natural Resources Defense Council, 8/3/2015)
2017 NRDC Statement on Paris Agreement: “It protects us from the ravages of climate change that can only be minimized with global action. It creates ways to ensure that other countries are delivering on their own commitments. It is good for American workers and companies as it creates business opportunities and reduces financial risks from climate change damages. It helps the most vulnerable people and reduces security threats from unfettered climate impacts.” (“Why the Paris Agreement Is Good for the United States,” Natural Resources Defense Council, 1/31/2017)
2018 NRDC Statement on Curbelo’s Market Choice Act: “It falls far short of what’s needed to protect our climate.
“It won’t cut heat-trapping pollution fast enough.”(“Breakthrough Republican Climate Plan Still Falls Short,” Natural Resources Defense Council, 7/23/2018)
The MARKET CHOICE Act, would: