A picture of Representative John Garamendi
John G.
Democrat CA 3

About Rep. John
  • Clean Energy and Extreme Weather

    by Representative John Garamendi

    Posted on 2013-03-04

    submit to reddit

    Read More about Clean Energy and Extreme Weather

    GARAMENDI asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. GARAMENDI. Mr. Speaker, the climate is changing. Climate change is very, very real. You only have to look at the superstorms we have had, Sandy and others, and the $180 billion of destruction that has been wrought upon us from the environment just over the last 2 years.



    The climate is changing, and there's something we can do about it. In fact, there's something this House of Representatives must do about it, and that is to move forcefully, directly, and aggressively to clean energy policies. We ought to be subsidizing those clean energy systems that are out there--solar and wind.

    In my own district in Solano County, we have one of the biggest wind farms. My own history goes back to 1978, when I authored legislation for State tax credits. We can and we must deal with climate change, and we can do it with clean energy policies.

    ____________________

  • submit to reddit
  • Register your constituent account to respond

    Constituent Register