Statement on President's Climate Action Plan

June 25, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Following the President’s speech on his Climate Action Plan, members of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) released the following statement:

“SEEC welcomes the President’s plan to reduce carbon pollution and curb the impacts of climate change.  The effects of climate change are already beginning to show, evidenced by recent extreme wildfires, floods, droughts, and hurricanes, and are coming at a high cost to the American people.  Addressing this issue is a moral and fiscal imperative. 

“The President’s plan takes a measured approach to addressing climate change, engaging with states and key stakeholders to develop proposals to curb carbon pollution.  It builds on already successful efforts supported by SEEC Members to accelerate growth in production of clean energy and to make all our energy resources go further by increasing energy efficiency.  Aligning with our call to enhance resiliency measures, the plan also helps to better prepare our communities for the adverse impacts of extreme weather events.

“While far too many in Congress question settled science, climate change will not yield to partisan gridlock.  Addressing this issue is part of our moral responsibility to protect the health and welfare of current and future generations.  SEEC Members will continue to fight for policies in Congress that will address climate change, and will press for action.  The time to act is now and we applaud the President’s leadership.”