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Both Houses Partner and Release Climate Legislation Discussion Draft

Rep. Waxman, Sen. Whitehouse, Rep. Blumenauer and Sen. Schatz leading the charge on addressing climate crisis

WASHINGTON - Today Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) released a discussion draft of climate legislation that would put a price on carbon pollution.

The following is a statement from Sarah Saylor, Senior Legislative Representative for Earthjustice:

“We welcome this discussion draft from environmental leaders Rep. Waxman, Sen. Whitehouse, Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Sen. Schatz.

“We look forward to the further development of these ideas and adding our thoughts to the conversation. We hope that more members of Congress will come to take the threat of climate change as seriously as these leaders do.”

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