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GOP Admits Climate Change is Real, Where’s Their Plan?

WASHINGTON - The Senate today considered several amendments to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline bill addressing the question of whether climate change is occurring.

The following is a statement by Franz Matzner, associate director of government affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council:


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“In the Senate today, some Republicans finally went on record saying that man-made climate change is real.  But what’s their plan to do something about it?  Republican leaders still are trying to block any and all solutions, and putting our children’s health at risk.”


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The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has 1.2 million members and online activists, served from offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing.

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