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  • Climate Change Paris Conference

    by Representative Lois Capps

    Posted on 2015-12-09

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    CAPPS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. CAPPS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of our Nation's efforts in Paris to work together with world leaders to combat and address climate change.

    The impacts of climate change are real. And as the consequences are being felt here at home and around the world, now is the time to make history.

    By taking action here in Congress, the United States has an opportunity to lead by example, while protecting the health of our communities and our environment. This involves supporting efforts like the Clean Power Plan, which will reduce carbon emissions by more than 30 percent by 2030; by promoting critical investments in renewable energy, while eliminating our dependence on fossil fuels; and supporting innovative new technologies to keep up in a global economy. These are steps we must take or risk being left behind by the rest of the world.

    For the first time in history, the United States has the opportunity to work together with the world's largest emitters, including China, India, and Brazil, to build the foundation upon which we can take real action to address climate change. We must capitalize on this historic step and be a leader in this fight.


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