Sen. Schatz Comments on New Call for Climate Action

January 17, 2019, 8:35 AM HST (Updated January 17, 2019, 8:35 AM)
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U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), co-chair of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, released the following statement in response to a new call for climate action from a bipartisan group of 45 top economists.

“When it comes to climate change, we need solutions as big as the problems we’re facing—and a big tent of supporters to make them a reality. Interest in a Green New Deal is growing because of the opportunity to invest in jobs as part of the solution, and pricing carbon makes these investments more possible. I appreciate a group of this caliber continuing to drive the discussion, and hopefully they can bring Republicans in Congress into the debate in a meaningful way that acknowledges the problems and opportunities facing the planet.”

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