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Schumer-Carper Resolution Fails the Laugh Test

WASHINGTON - A resolution on climate change was introduced today in the Senate by Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) and Ranking Member Carper (D-Del.). It simply asserts that climate change is real and that Congress should address it.                                                                   

Nicole Ghio, Fossil Fuel Program Manager at Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in response:

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This resolution is wasting time while our climate burns. The window for moderate action on climate change has closed. A symbolic critique of Republicans for having no plan rings hollow if centrist Democrats lack the courage to press for real solutions. This resolution sets a low bar at a time when the fundamental transformation of our economy that delivers on the promise of a Green New Deal is the only real climate solution worth discussing.

 

 

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Friends of the Earth is the U.S. voice of the world's largest grassroots environmental network, with member groups in 77 countries. Since 1969, Friends of the Earth has fought to create a more healthy, just world.

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