Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Loren Alving 9-23-2015 Ask Nunes to Co-Sponsor Climate-Change Bill

Ask Nunes to co-sponsor climate-change bill

A sea change is occurring. Pope Francis and religious leaders from around the world are calling upon all of us, and world leaders in particular, to act on climate change.

Last week, 11 Republican members of the House of Representatives, lead by Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., introduced House Resolution 424, which recognizes the impact of climate change and calls for action to reduce future risk. 

I applaud the sponsors of this resolution. As the world’s largest economic power, the actions of United States are especially important. So far, Congress has shirked leadership on this critical issue. This represents a major breakthrough, coming as it does from the Republican Party.

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, has been involved in energy legislation; four years ago, he authored the Energy Roadmap bill. This bill was admirable for promoting alternative energy sources but did not address climate change. 

We can no longer ignore the science. We can no longer ignore the changes in the world around us. And we can no longer be complacent. Please join me in asking Rep. Nunes to join these courageous and forward-thinking politicians and to co-sponsor this resolution.

Loren Alving
September 23, 2015

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