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Schumer-Carper resolution fails the laugh test

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A resolution on climate change was introduced today in the Senate by Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) and Ranking Member Carper (D-Del.). It simply asserts that climate change is real and that Congress should address it.

Nicole Ghio, Fossil Fuel Program Manager at Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in response:

This resolution is wasting time while our climate burns. The window for moderate action on climate change has closed. A symbolic critique of Republicans for having no plan rings hollow if centrist Democrats lack the courage to press for real solutions. This resolution sets a low bar at a time when the fundamental transformation of our economy that delivers on the promise of a Green New Deal is the only real climate solution worth discussing.

Communications contact: Erin Jensen, (202) 222-0722, ejensen@foe.org

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