U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) spoke on the Senate floor and responded to Senator Sessions’ (R-AL) comments on the Obama administration’s proposal to reduce carbon emissions.?He said Senator Sessions engaged in a “stunning and broad denial of science.”
For more on this story, visit: Senator Murphy Climate Change | Video | C-SPAN.org.
Read an op-ed in the New York Times by four former EPA administrators who testified at a Senate hearing on the need to curb carbon pollution that is causing global warming. The four former administrators – William D. Ruckelshaus, Christine Todd Whitman, William K. Reilly and Lee M. Thomas – all served under Republican presidents.
At a time when leading Republicans in Congress have labeled global warming a hoax, Sen. Bernie Sanders welcomed the testimony of “intelligent Republicans” who respect the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community. The hearing came two weeks after the EPA unveiled a proposal to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants and reduce emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels. President Obama’s proposal to combat global warming was supported by 67 percent of Americans in a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll published on Wednesday.
The op-ed begins:
EACH of us took turns over the past 43 years running the Environmental Protection Agency. We served Republican presidents, but we have a message that transcends political affiliation: the United States must move now on substantive steps to curb climate change, at home and internationally.
For more on this story, visit: A Republican Case for Climate Action – NYTimes.com.
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