Today, Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) released the following statement after the White House signed an executive order rolling back environmental efforts aimed at reducing carbon emissions and preparing for the impact of climate change:
Putting America first means preparing our nation for the storms and extreme weather that are impacting us as a direct result of climate change. Putting America first means continuing our role as a global leader in reducing carbon emissions. Our work over the last decade to reduce carbon emissions put America first -- and this irresponsible executive order throws into uncertainty how we prepare for and tackle the very real consequences of climate change. We in Sacramento County know all too well the havoc that the dual risk of flooding and drought have on our communities. We risk throwing away decades of hard work growing the clean energy economy and connecting our nation's workers to the jobs of the future with this partisan and misguided action.
Rep. Bera has served on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee since the 113th Congress, in 2013, and currently serves as the ranking member on Space subcommittee.