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Curbelo Votes to Keep South Florida Environmentally and Economically Sustainable

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Washington, December 1, 2015 | comments

Washington, D.C.—Today, the House voted for S.J.Res.23, which would disapprove the EPA’s rules to regulate carbon emissions from new power plants. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement in opposition to this resolution:

“In Florida, 40% of our population is at risk from sea-level rise as a result from climate change. This is a clear and present threat to our freshwater drinking supplies, our economy, and our way of life.

Power plants are the largest man-made source of carbon emissions, accounting for 31% of U.S. total output. The Clean Power Plan seeks to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. This is a positive first-step as we transition to alternative forms of cleaner energy. For these reasons, I opposed the Congressional Review Act resolution considered in the House of Representatives today.

S.J.Res.23 would disapprove of the EPA’s rules to regulate carbon emissions from new power plants. It is my belief these rules are necessary to ensure South Florida’s coastal communities remain both ecologically and economically vibrant for future generations.”

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