Curbelo & Deutch Host Historic Meeting of Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus Wednesday
Washington, D.C.—On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 9am, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) Ted Deutch (FL-21) will host the first session of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, a historic meeting of Democrats and Republicans gathering to discuss climate issues.
“This is an historic moment – Republicans and Democrats coming together to discuss climate issues,” said Rep. Deutch. “We are going to need all hands on deck to address climate change - Republicans and Democrats, traditional and renewable energy companies, scientists and interest groups. It's quite significant that an oil company is enthusiastically attending our meeting to discuss its plan for diversifying into renewable energy sources. From urban flooding during high tides to beach erosion to saltwater intrusion into our fresh water supply, climate change is a real and active threat, and the effects of climate change are already affecting the lives of millions of South Floridians and our country, regardless of political ideology. I want to thank my colleague and fellow Floridian Congressman Curbelo for his key role in forming this bipartisan caucus.”
During this meeting, the Director of International Affairs for Statoil will cover how the company is refocusing on cleaner and renewable sources of energy, and the New Zealand Minister for Climate Change Issues will discuss how a high-risk country is responding to the effects of climate change.
The current members of the Climate Solutions Caucus are Reps. Deutch, Curbelo, Gibson, Lowenthal, Ros-Lehtinen, Murphy (FL), Costello, Boyle, Fitzpatrick, and Delaney.