CCL praises bipartisan climate adaptation efforts

 

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CCL praises bipartisan climate adaptation efforts

Jan. 22, 2022 – Citizens’ Climate Lobby appreciates the efforts of Sen. Coons (D-DE), Sen. Murkowski (R-AK), Rep. Peters (D-CA-52), and Rep. Salazar (R-FL-27) on their new bipartisan climate legislation. 

Called the “National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy Act,” this bicameral bill “aims to ensure the U.S. government takes a ‘unified’ response to climate-related hazards across federal agencies,” Politico reports.

We’re also encouraged to see cosponsors joining these bills from both sides of the aisle, including Sen. Collins (R-ME), Sen. Rosen (D-NV), Sen. Cassidy (R-LA), and Rep. Curtis (R-UT-03). 

The American people are increasingly worried about climate change, with the latest public opinion polling from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication finding about 6 in 10 Americans are “alarmed” or “concerned” about the problem.

This trend holds up among young Republicans, who are twice as likely as their older counterparts to say that climate change is impacting their local community and that the federal government is doing too little on the issue, according to Pew Research. 

Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike should be taking these concerns very seriously and acting on global warming. This new bipartisan bill is a good example of the type of collaboration we need to see much more of in Congress. We urge elected officials to continue working together on climate legislation, and to find common ground on climate mitigation policies like a price on carbon, so we can prevent the worst impacts of this urgent threat.

CONTACT: CCL Communications Director Flannery Winchester, 615-337-3642,