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Congress: Democrats float ‘climate emergency’ resolution

July 09, 2019
Three left-leaning lawmakers, including presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Standards (I-VT), are introducing a nonbinding resolution declaring climate change as a national emergency in an effort to spur aggressive efforts to cut fossil fuel use and position the U.S. as a world leader on climate policy. The July 9 concurrent resolution , introduced in the Senate by Sanders and in the House by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), recognizes the need for a massive response to halt, reverse...

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