Roll Call reports:
Earth as we know it will look far different in a generation because of climate change and the future is bleak without bipartisan action by lawmakers to slow greenhouse gas emissions and overhaul the nation’s energy infrastructure, environmental experts told Congress on Wednesday.
Wednesday marked the first time in six years the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s subcommittee for environment and climate change met to discuss global warming.
A similar hearing also unfolded in the Senate on Wednesday morning, but with the newly Democratic-controlled House of Representatives in power and a resolution for a Green New Deal looming in the House, the subcommittee’s hearing represented the first of many steps towards crafting climate change legislation that may one day land on the president’s desk.
“The driving forces behind the challenges of #climatechange and inequality are intertwined and we must tackle them together as
equal priorities.” -Michael Williams, @BGAlliance pic.twitter.com/bSWU4w8Ixu
— LCV (@LCVoters) February 6, 2019
It’s unanimous! At the first @EnergyCommerce hearing on #ClimateChange in years, every single witness agreed: Climate Change is real and humans contribute to it. This is an important step in our effort to ensure science and facts guide environmental policy making. Watch: pic.twitter.com/LU4mAmvTox
— Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) February 6, 2019