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Congresswoman Lori Trahan Cosponsors the Climate Action Now Act

Washington, March 28, 2019

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced her support for H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, new legislation that would require the Trump Administration to remain in the Paris Climate Accord and to develop a serious plan for how the United States will meet its commitment to reduce pollution.

 

“In communities throughout Massachusetts and across the country we are already seeing the devastating effects of climate change. Our coasts, our forests, and our farmland have already begun to bear the brunt of extreme weather patterns and increasingly destructive natural disasters,” said Rep. Trahan.  “Combating the climate crisis is a moral imperative that should compel us – regardless of political party -- to act to create a clean energy economy that can provide good-paying jobs to millions of Americans, cleaner air for everyone, and a sustainable future for our children and grandchildren to grow and thrive. I am proud to cosponsor this legislation. Now is not the time to tinker on the margins. The task before us is too great, and we can’t afford to fall short.”

 

The Climate Action Now Act would prohibit any federal funds from being used to take any action to advance the withdrawal of the U.S. from the landmark Paris Agreement.  It also calls on the President to develop and make public a plan for how the United States will meet our commitment to reduce pollution.  Despite the President’s unilateral declaration withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement, the United States remains obligated to uphold our commitments to our global partners. 

 

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