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Conservatives have been vocal about our climate for years. Those voices won’t be ignored any longer.

“Transitioning to clean, renewable energy insulates us from sudden and unpredictable fluctuations in the price of natural gas, creates local jobs that can’t be shipped overseas, attracts investments to our state from companies looking to put down roots, conserves our natural resources – helping to protect our outdoor sporting and hunting pastimes – and increases our grid and national security.”

“Moving Indiana toward an all of the above energy policy will create jobs, expand our economy, make our communities more secure through energy independence, improve public health, and leave behind a powerful legacy for future generations of Hoosiers.”

“Clean energy is having a transformative impact on Georgia’s economy and environment: our state has grown into a destination for clean energy and our economy is reaping the benefits.”

“Clean and renewable energy sources represent the future of energy in Texas. As conservatives, we encourage competition and free markets, which allow for vibrant, sustainable economies. Texas inventors, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers are leaders in a global transformation toward cleaner, more secure energy choices that create American jobs and protect our environment.”

“Those who say climate change is an existential threat are completely mistaken. We do have time to address this. We should address it.”

“We’ve seen billions of dollars in capital investment in the solar industry alone in Tennessee. Coupled with the investments we’re seeing in energy efficiency, sustainable transportation and other forms of clean energy, the clean energy sector has the potential to truly become a bright spot for Tennessee in terms of job growth.”

“Given the remarkable transformation in technology, especially here in Texas, that has allowed our country to become nearly energy independent and driven the development of more clean burning natural gas power plants, we are enjoying a period where emissions are reducing and air is cleaner. Certainly, we can do more by supporting the further development of more sources of baseload power. I am particularly interested in next generation nuclear reactors that are smaller, safer, can be sited virtually anywhere and create much less waste. They are emission free and provide the kind of reliable baseload power that wind and solar simply cannot do.”

“I have always supported science-based, common-sense policies that protect our environment and the beautiful California coastline. In Congress, I will work towards climate solutions that promote innovation and diversification. We need leaders that understand the challenge at hand, but also have the foresight not to overburden small businesses with meaningless regulations.”

“We always should promote policies and innovation to have clean water, air and healthy food for our citizens. We all want a clean planet and a healthy environment for our children. There is real debate among scientists about how much climate change is natural and how much is man-made, but we need to approach the issue in a common sense way that recognizes we can balance protecting the environment and not destroying jobs and opportunity for lower and middle income Americans.”

“Climate change is real, and the evidence is right here in Miami. Miami’s pristine coastline must be protected. The water level is rising in at an alarming rate and coastal areas like Miami Beach may become uninhabitable in a matter of decades, not centuries, unless we work to combat the problem. As studies have shown, Miami will need some major feats of engineering, way beyond the resources available at the state and local levels.”

“The cost of the Green New Deal is tens of trillions of dollars. The Green New Deal would raise the cost of motor fuel and would impoverish rural families. I will fight to protect rural residents by opposing radical ideas like the Green New Deal and other extreme environmental legislation. Our focus should be on developing clean coal technology and nuclear power.”

“On the energy production side, it comes down to taking all the above approach, understanding all the existing subsidies and getting to a point where you’re not just fighting subsidy with subsidy. It’s recognizing our energy independence is going to require not only a shift to renewables, but also maintaining some on demand energy production. Whether that’s natural gas or nuclear, it has to be part of the mix. That’s where I think from an economic standpoint we’ve seen price per watt generation get to a point where its just about comparable.”

“When it comes to our energy sector, affordability, sustainability, and energy independence are critical to the future of Iowa and America.”

“Radical environmental policies that unnecessarily damage our economy must be rejected. We all have a responsibility to take care of the planet and protect the environment, but this is best done through conservation efforts and common sense rules, not excessively burdensome mandates”

“To Mayor Gimenez, it isn’t just about pandering with false promises of a Green New Deal but about taking action. Mayor Gimenez fully understands the need for Florida to have strong pragmatic environmental leadership that rejects the false dichotomy between protecting the environment and growing the economy.”

“I don’t buy into that [environmental alarmism] , and I think those sort of scare tactics only hurt our efforts to find good solutions. But I do think there are a lot of things we can do and work on, but it can’t be a winner-take-all or loser-take-all proposition.”

“Joe Biden’s new climate change package is yet another Green New Deal, and Kendra Horn continues her support of this extreme leftist candidate for president. Biden has made it clear that he cares nothing about jobs related to oil and natural gas exploration, a lifeblood for Oklahoma’s economy. Oklahomans need a congresswoman who will stand with Oklahoma companies, protect Oklahoma jobs and fight for Oklahoma families. I am that Congresswoman.”

“The U.S. oil, gas, and electric markets must be run by private industry with limited government intrusion. I am fully supportive of new and alternative energy technology and production. However, these should be developed in the free market and not in the vacuum of big government. Capitalism is the answer to reliable and sustainable energy.”

“We must address climate change without putting more burdens on the backs of working class Americans. When clean jobs are readily available, then we can address climate change adequately. There must be an end to government overreach and overregulation; it could do irreparable harm to the middle class.

“I don’t buy into that [environmental alarmism] , and I think those sort of scare tactics only hurt our efforts to find good solutions. But I do think there are a lot of things we can do and work on, but it can’t be a winner-take-all or loser-take-all proposition.”

“The Lord has blessed us with wind and solar and crops and we can store energy.”

“NEPA is a litigation nightmare and time sink for many projects involving federal funding. To quote the President, when talking about how long it takes to get a permit to build, ‘that’s big government at its absolute worst.'”

“What conservative Republicans really want is a depoliticizing of the climate issue. They don’t necessarily think that the alarmist rhetoric and certainly not the policy proposals of the left are what they’re looking for…On the other hand, the idea that the climate’s not changing and this is an issue that no one should talk about isn’t where they’re at.”

“We’re not saying that climate change is not real. It is real. It’s how do you have that balance between making sure you’ve got jobs and businesses moving and then also making sure you protect your climate. The answer’s in the middle.”

“Climate change is not the hoax that some claim it is. But to the extent that it’s a crisis, people like Mr. Sanders, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and Ms. Warren want to use it as an excuse to radically transform the American economy and political system along lines that have less to do with climate change and much to do with their ideological animosity to the status quo.”

“I accept the science as it’s presented to us. Science in the climate arena is as substantial as the science that underlies any number of environmental challenges. It’s a serious issue that deserves a serious and effective response.”

“While big-government proposals and economic takeovers often dominate the headlines, the truth is that any consequential plan to address climate change must include a strong commitment to innovation-based policy and global deployment.”

“What countries have to do is that they have to satisfy three Es: they have to satisfy economic growth, they have to satisfy environmental sustainability and that is done through energy use.”

“We’re going to address the climate. It makes sense for us to have policies that reduce emissions, that reduce the pollutants that are in the air, to reduce the particles that cause massive health problems around the world.”

“Time-tested conservative principles like promoting innovation, empowering entrepreneurs, and lowering regulatory barriers are the best ways to deploy new technologies that will create a healthy natural and economic environment. These principles, not top-down and heavy-handed government intervention, unleashed the fracking revolution that dramatically cut emissions in my home state of Pennsylvania and the entire country.”

“We believe that there is much common ground on which all sides of this discussion could come together to address climate change with policies that are practical, flexible, predictable, and durable.”

“We envision conservation policies and practices that focus on results rather than rhetoric and replace conflict with cooperation. Our goal is to foster a culture of environmental entrepreneurship.”

“We need deep decarbonization to hit our climate goals. Nuclear power can get us there. As our largest source of clean energy, nuclear power is critical to reduce carbon emissions. Wind, solar and geothermal are on the rise, but the smartest policies will ensure these technologies complement, not replace, nuclear’s clean energy production.”

“We know nuclear power slows climate change. We also know that every time a nuclear reactor closes in the U.S., carbon dioxide emissions go up.”

“It will be largely up to the business community to develop, finance, build, and operate the solutions needed to power economic growth worldwide, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and build resilient, lower-carbon infrastructure. Thousands of businesses already are taking action in their own operations and along their value chains by investing in technology solutions and enhancing their efficiency.”

“The future of clean energy must be rescued from failed leftist policies and returned to its roots in conservation and conservatism. American energy policy must derive from a fierce sense of patriotism, technological innovation and entrepreneurship, a respect for individual rights and liberties over government intrusion, and reverence for God and His creation.”

“It’s time we focus on clean energy policy solutions that work. Entrepreneurs, innovators, and market solutions can solve our global environment and energy challenges better than government. Let’s find ways of supporting innovation with less regulation, not more.”

“Each of us is responsible for ensuring the land that shaped our heritage and culture is well cared for and continues to define who we are for generations. As conservatives, we live our conservation values every day. Whether we are farmers, hunters, fishermen or all of the above, we care for the land and water because they are what sustain our bodies and our souls.”

“The Clean Capitalist Coalition is a group of policy institutes, advocacy organizations, scholars and experts working together to explore and develop innovative policy ideas that reduce barriers to clean free enterprise and conservation, to reduce pollution while increasing inclusive prosperity and freedom.”

“Energy affects every facet of American life, so every one of us has a stake in supporting clean, responsible energy solutions that advance our nation’s energy, economic, and environmental security while increasing America’s competitive edge.”

“Natural gas is an important tool in the suite of greenhouse gas emissions reduction options available to the United States. Natural gas will continue to benefit our nation as states move to further reduce carbon dioxide emissions created in electric power generation.”

“Real climate action cannot be achieved alone, and the United States must continue leading the world in the fight to mitigate climate change, and adapt to its consequences.”

“I believe the climate is changing. I believe that all flora fauna and human beings have some impact on that. I also believe fervently that we can protect our environment without wrecking our economy.”

“There are a number of factors that contribute to that, including human activity. The question is, what are we going to do about it and at what cost?”

“I believe climate change is real. I believe that human emissions of greenhouse gases are a major cause of climate change. And I believe the Democrat cure for climate change, their “Green New Deal,” is so far out in left field that not many are going to take it seriously. So, as one Republican, I propose this response to climate change: the United States should launch a New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy, a five year project with Ten Grand Challenges that will use American research and technology to put our country and the world firmly on a path toward cleaner, cheaper energy.”

“I’ll say it once again, it’s important to address climate change. I’ve said it many times in the past, it’s real.”

“Nuclear energy is clean, safe, and reliable. Going forward it must be a significant component of America’s energy profile, and to make that happen we need to stay ahead of the technological curve.”

“We do need to — from a military standpoint, even a national security standpoint — deal with the effects of a warming Earth.”

“Congress has an obligation to assist in bringing renewable sources of fuel to fruition.  Alternatives such as wind, solar and hydropower have great potential, but unfortunately they currently only make up a fraction of our overall energy usage.”

“It is clear the climate is changing to me. We need policy responses that work.”

Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman voted against the bill, although he says he disagrees with those who call climate change a hoax. “But you also have some people, I think, that have taken this to a level of hyperbole where they treat it almost as a religion or something to maybe utilize as a cudgel that things are going to end, ‘Oh my goodness it’s the end of the world.’ That is ridiculous. I think we need to look at this in a very common-sense way.”

“I understand the climate is changing, and I think that CO2 emissions have a warming effect.”

“We can all agree that climate is changing. We need to take positive steps to address it.”

“As Secretary of Defense James Mattis has said, climate change is a challenge that requires a whole-of-government response. If we’re going to make progress to protect our environment, it’s critical that people on both sides of the aisle speak out about the serious impact that climate change will have on our environment and our economy”

“I believe advancing technology is the best path forward. As we speak, industry and governments around the world are examining carbon removal and carbon storage technologies. There are some big ideas out there—from direct air capture to genetically modified phytoplankton and giant kelp farms in the ocean that can absorb carbon dioxide. America must lead the way and partner with industry to develop innovative technologies and solutions to the problems discussed here today.” 

“I think we need to have an all-of-the-above approach basically emphasizing green-friendly things as best we can. But also recognizing that they can’t stand on their own two feet and we can’t destroy our economy in the process.”

“We must protect the environment, but the #GND is the wrong approach. Technology has helped US #energy-related carbon emissions fall faster than any other nation.”

“Climate change is a real and serious threat, but I do not believe that radical solutions proposed in the Democrats’ “Green New Deal” are the solution. The Green New Deal is projected to cost up to $93 trillion over ten years, at an estimated cost of over $60,000 per year per household. I believe that we need innovative and market-based solutions to combat climate change.”

“Growing up in Wisconsin, I have a deep appreciation for our lakes, rivers and forests. These treasures are an important part of what makes our state so special, and I believe that we have a responsibility to protect them for future generations. But while we focus on preserving our natural resources, we must also ensure that businesses in Northeast Wisconsin are able to succeed without harmful and burdensome regulations.”

“I believe that we can address this challenge by having the federal government focus on basic research in the areas of energy storage in order to make renewable power dependable, on advanced nuclear power solutions to produce zero-emissions electricity and on finding ways to reduce emissions from today’s conventional fuel sources.”

“Any serious conversation about the future of America’s energy production must include nuclear energy, which accounts for 20 percent of all American energy production and 55 percent of American carbon-free-energy production.”

“Momentum is building on both sides of the aisle for practical, bipartisan solutions to combat climate change. As a Republican and Democrat, we both know the time to act is now.”

“The outpouring of bipartisan support for carbon capture and sequestration projects is overwhelming.It’s rare that we have the opportunity to support a policy that moves America towards energy independence while reducing emissions from traditional fuel sources, but this legislation does just that by encouraging the use of CCS technologies. American innovation built this country, and keeps this country growing. I’m proud to support the technologies that are leading the way.”

“You can love God, love guns, and hate greenhouse gases.”

“Climate change is an issue that needs to be addressed. … The right way to tackle climate change policy is by continuing to remove barriers to innovation, incentivizing more clean energy, and putting forth realistic, free-market solutions driven by the American consumer – a proven approach that has already resulted in significant emissions reductions in the United States.”

“The question remains: how do we balance the apparent need for fossil fuels with the call for lowering the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere?  We do that by incentivizing the creation of technologies that capture the carbon before it leaves the power station and developing innovative ways to use that captured carbon for commercial purposes.”

“The US has reduced carbon emissions more than the next 12 countries combined through free market incentives, innovation & technology. In contrast, the Far Left want to significantly raise your airfares, gas taxes & electricity bills that hurts quality of life. We have a better way.”

“The United States can lead in reducing carbon emissions without jeopardizing our economy by focusing on technology and innovation.”

“Nuclear energy plays an important role in Georgia’s energy portfolio, as it accounts for more than a quarter of all power generated and is the only clean-air source that can produce large amounts of electricity around the clock.”

“We should encourage the cost-effective development of renewable energy technologies, but we need to get out of the business of picking winners and losers.”

“We need to develop a 21st century, what I call moonshot approach to help the United States be the world leader when it comes to energy resources, and to be carbon neutral by let’s say 2040 or 2050. We’ll have to figure out what that consensus is, but this will help restore, renew, and rebuild America from its current COVID-19 challenges.”

“Climate change is causing real problems. Real problems deserve real solutions. Many of the proposed ‘fixes’ for climate change are unrealistic & dangerous.”

“API and its members commit to delivering solutions that reduce the risks of climate change while meeting society’s growing energy needs. We support global action that drives greenhouse gas emissions reductions and economic development.”

“The Biden-Sanders “Unity Task Force Recommendations” paper is largely devoid of foreign policy but states that a #Biden Admin “will invite” Communist China, along with a handful of U.S. allies, “to be partners” in creating technology to combat climate change.”

“We have to act now if we want to unlock the solutions that will aggressively combat climate change. Through smart, technology-neutral tax incentives, we can unleash American ingenuity and encourage the kind of innovation at scale that will significantly reduce carbon emissions.”

“The United States can continue to supply these fuels to [China and India], and we can do so with less impact on the environment than other suppliers. Developing technologies such as carbon capture to sell to the countries burning fossil fuels will help them with environmental protection and create jobs here at the same time.”

“#ThrowbackThursday to when I introduced legislation to incentivize the development of nuclear energy. By finding innovative solutions, America can unleash the promise of clean energy systems for a better tomorrow.”

“Check out @Citiz4Solutions newest blog post about the work my Western colleagues and I have done for our states in pursuit of clean energy developments: New Blog! The American West has always been defined by its pioneering spirit. So, it should come as no surprise that this iconic region is home to bold, economic and environmental leadership from its representatives here in D.C. #CleanEnergyForward”

“Nuclear energy technology can help meet the world’s clean energy needs. Our energy future is global, and steps like this DFC decision are crucial to meeting climate and energy leadership goals. Lifting this prohibition will simultaneously strengthen the U.S. economy while boosting international relations and global energy security.”

“And the investment in clean energy is not stopping. U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette continues to focus on strengthening the United States’ position as a nuclear energy leader. Nuclear energy is a clean, reliable energy resource that provides countless benefits to our military, our national security, and our local cities and municipalities. The Columbia Generating Station in Richland, the only nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest, provides affordable carbon-free power to homes and businesses throughout the region, and we should continue to promote nuclear power as part of our country’s clean energy future.”

“Senator Rubio has advocated for common-sense measures that will help Florida adapt to and mitigate the risks of extreme weather, rising sea levels, and other climate-related risks. Senator Rubio hopes that the CFTC will provide reasonable, responsible, non-ideological, and common-sense recommendations to federal financial regulators seeking to understand and mitigate the risks of climate change to the U.S. financial system.”

“One of the things I told the president when he asked me about my position on climate is I said it doesn’t matter. People want us to deal with it. The question is: Do we deal with it on our terms or walk away from it?”

“The implementation of #45Q will help encourage American competitiveness in a growing and competitive global market for #CCUS technologies and will positively impact domestic energy, manufacturing, and construction jobs.”

“Carbon capture technologies hold the key to reducing carbon emissions and creating new jobs in Wyoming.”

“Too often, climate change policy is oversimplified to false choices: renewables versus fossils, economy versus environment, 100% reductions versus inaction. The reality is this: solutions must make a clean energy transition cheaper and faster while preserving economic growth and reflecting the global nature of the challenge.”

“My bill addresses the most vital nuclear energy priorities, ones that have the greatest potential for supporting the future of the American nuclear industry and will provide the largest return on our investment in the clean energy future.”

“Advanced nuclear energy can help mitigate climate change by providing energy that is both reliable and free of greenhouse gases.”

“Our solutions are often different from those on the left, but we can agree that climate change is a growing challenge and that we need to work across party lines to solve it. Climate change will affect all of us regardless of partisanship, so delaying action only exacerbates the problem.”

“Under Gardner’s bipartisan bill announced last week, the nation’s ability to manage and increase public lands would be bolstered. This is critical at a time when animal species, including birds, deer, elk and many others, are struggling to find wild habitats that can sustain healthy populations and the globe is fighting deforestation and carbon-induced climate change.”

“America has always been a leader in developing cutting-edge technologies and pushing the limits of our imagination. It only makes sense to apply that same approach and dedication to reducing global emissions and creating new American jobs.”

“It’s incredible, a huge accomplishment for the Trump Administration. A free-market, deregulatory agenda actually has reduced carbon emissions.”

“I don’t think it’s the mandates and the subsidies that will drive this growth moving forward. What drove these trends is market innovations and competition for energy consumers. We have a market out there where people want affordable, reliable energy. They want clean energy.”

“The climate is changing, we know that. And it’s not a far stretch to say decades and decades and decades of the Industrial Revolution has had some impact on our climate.”

“By incentivizing the private sector to invest in new technology, we can continue meeting our climate goals and solidifying America’s role as the leading exporter of climate solutions.”

“By investing in carbon capture technology, the U.S. will reduce our carbon emissions while driving economic growth and creating jobs.”

“What’s going to really address the climate concerns across the globe is innovation.”

“I have seen glaciers receding. I would say there’s an emergency and an absolute need to address it quickly. We can do it better with coal.”

“Whether we call the problem “climate change,” “global warming,” or my preference of “climate volatility,” the bottom line is that Congress has finally stopped talking about how to define the problem and more about how to solve it. One area of potential consensus––trees. While expanded carbon capture technology, conservation, mass transit, bikes, scooters, electric cars, wind, solar, biofuels, and even nuclear energy will play significant roles in reducing carbon emissions, trees are nature’s best way of cleaning out excess carbon pollution from the atmosphere.”

“The most effective thing we can do on this committee to address climate change is to support more basic research that will lead to the next generation of technologies that are needed to reduce global emissions like carbon capture, nuclear power, and fusion energy.”

“The full breadth of global solutions to climate change, including technological innovations to reduce carbon emissions that are causing a rise in air temperature almost everywhere.”

“The climate is changing. Humans and global industrial activity are contributing. Thankfully, there are realistic free-market solutions that will lead us in the right direction.”

“The more realistic approach is to focus on the advanced technologies – developed in the United States – that can meaningfully address emissions where they are increasing the fastest, which are in poorer nations striving for the benefits of advanced energy and industrial systems.”

“I don’t know anyone here or anyone in Congress that denies the fact that climate is changing and there is an impact we need to address.”

“Washington has been paralyzed by partisan gamesmanship for too long on this issue. Through the Climate Solutions Caucus we can have real conversations about protecting our environment, securing America’s energy future and protecting American manufacturing jobs.”

“Climate change threatens Maine’s natural resources & economy, including our forestry, fishing, agricultural, & tourism industries. We must transcend geographical and partisan lines to address this challenge.”

“I can’t stop jet traffic. We’re not going to stop cars. We’re not going to stop China or India from firing up coal fire plants. But we should have a plan for how we’re going to start to deal with these problems.”

“Clean air and clean water is an important issue and it’s one that both sides could find common ground on if they wanted to. But unfortunately, the socialist Left has taken over the debate and is more interested in pushing their radical policies on the American people than finding real solutions. … Republicans have proposed commonsense solutions to climate change that are good for the environment and our economy, but Democrats have continually let the most radical voices dominate the conversation.”

“Climate change is real, and the best way to combat it is by reducing not only our nation’s carbon emissions, but that of the rest of the world. The changes we are seeing in the climate pose both short- and long-term challenges, and I believe they can be addressed in two major ways. First, we need diversity in our energy sources. Energy diversity is energy security. Similar to one’s own personal investment strategies, this nation cannot afford to put all of its eggs in one basket. If you’re looking to invest, you don’t put all your savings into one stock and let it ride. You diversify your investments in mutual funds, bonds, real estate, etc. Second, we need to support market-driven innovations to develop new clean energy technologies that will put the United States at the forefront of environmental technologies.”

“Preserving trees means more carbon sequestration. Fewer climate-harming pollutants will be belched into the air from uncontrolled wildfires. These are outcomes we should all desire.”

“I’m a conservative Republican and I believe climate change is real.”

“There was a better way to apply Republican principles to this issue of climate change—an insistence that the challenge of climate change can be met by scientific innovation, by the application of our remarkable instruments and brains. In February, McCarthy named Graves to serve as the ranking member on the committee. And, just like that, the Republicans chose as their spokesman on climate change a gregarious, outdoorsy young man who liked to say that not only was sea-level rise real but that he had measured it with his own yardstick.”

“This is the second opportunity we have had this year to discuss climate change. I am hopeful that we can examine common sense solutions that balance environmental challenges with our nation’s economic needs and budgetary reality. … Nuclear energy is important to both our power supply and addressing climate change … It is my hope that we can come together to support market-based solutions that make clean energy more affordable and reliable, create jobs, and address climate change challenges.”

“Climate change is real, and we need to address it. The question is, how do we do that? I think we should support all ways of decreasing emissions, from traditional renewables to cleaned-up fossil fuels to nuclear to innovative new tech like carbon capture.”

“Investing in research and development for energy storage technologies is a key component to an all-of-the-above energy strategy and will allow the United States to remain a global leader in energy research and development. As we rely more and more on renewable energy sources like wind and solar, it is critical to invest in energy storage to enhance grid resiliency. This commonsense, bipartisan proposal shows members on both sides of the aisle are committed to working together to pursue technologies that will help our environment and grow our economy.”

“We believe that the key to successfully tackling climate change is American innovation. Innovation is what made America the global energy leader, and what will make us the driving force behind clean and affordable energy as a realistic, practical solution to greenhouse gas emissions.”

“Instead of voting on another political messaging bill we should focus on what Congress can actually do to address climate change. We should expand clean energy deployment to communities throughout the U.S. and pursue innovative, market-based solutions that help the environment.”

“As our nation reaches its energy dominance and continues to reduce emissions through innovation, House Democrats want us to put our economic growth, jobs, and security at risk…”

“Climate change must be addressed proactively with leaders from both sides of the aisle working to protect our planet.”

“It’s bipartisan opportunities, like the farm bill, that will reduce emissions, without risking our manufacturing jobs or placing the burden on Americans through increased energy bills. House Democrats should be looking for more of these opportunities, instead of putting forth unrealistic legislation, like the Green New Deal, that will only result in increased costs for the American people and stifle our growing economy.”

“Climate change is an issue that needs to be addressed. … The right way to tackle climate change policy is by continuing to remove barriers to innovation, incentivizing more clean energy, and putting forth realistic, free-market solutions driven by the American consumer – a proven approach that has already resulted in significant emissions reductions in the United States.”

“Climate change does pose real long-term challenges to our country and the rest of the world. Economic prosperity and protecting our environment are not mutually exclusive goals. I believe we can address climate change with realistic and responsible market-driven solutions that foster innovation, competition, and economic growth.”

“Climate change is real. Humans contribute to climate change.”

“In order to truly make progress in addressing climate change we must work together. I will continue working on sensible, bipartisan efforts to promote conservation, reduce emissions, and strengthen our economy.”

“The question is how do you address it. … The way to do this consistent with American values and American capitalism is through technology and innovation … not to shut down your economy, throw people out of work”

“There’s no question that we’re experiencing climate change and that humans are a significant contributor to that. In my view, the course forward is going to require innovation and technology breakthrough because nothing I’ve seen is going to reverse the warming trend other than that.”

“People say Republicans are deniers and Democrats want to do something about it. Republicans like me want to do something about it too. And we’ve done things about it. We actually have a reduction in CO2 emissions in this country at a time when other countries are increasing their emissions.”

“We are having conversations about how to address the problem, which is emissions. To do it in a way that continues to let the economy flourish and come up with solutions.”

“I was pleased that all the panel and almost everybody up here on the dais has agreed that climate change is real.”

“Members are openly using the term climate change. You are not seeing this kind of dismissive attitude but more open conversations about some of the challenges, some of the technologies we can look to, some of the solutions.”

“There is a growing consensus on our side that man-made emissions are contributing to global warming, that the ‘green deal’ is absurd, and we should be able to find a more appropriate solution to the problem.”

“We all agree extreme weather and climate change presents risks to our communities”

“I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Select Committee [on Climate Crisis] to ensure that the United States can continue to rely on clean, affordable energy generated from our abundance of resources. I am focused on finding solutions on this committee that will allow the United States to become energy independent, preserve our environment, and build a strong economy. I hope that my colleagues will join me in prioritizing innovation, not taxation or over-regulation, in our energy industry to maximize efficiency, cut costs, protect and create jobs in West Virginia, and care for our earth for generations to come.”

“Climate change is real and the need to protect our environment is real. I want to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to create solutions to address climate change that are realistic, market-based and will actually have an impact on climate change. We should also be focusing on proposals that will create American jobs instead of killing them.”

“Thank you to the students, faculty, and staff at @LawrenceUni for hosting a great roundtable discussion on climate change. I look forward to continuing the conversation.”

“I believe that climate change is real, is driven mainly by human activity and that it is driving real-world changes such as extreme weather events, hotter temperatures, rising sea levels and ocean acidification. I believe that the United States has a moral and economic imperative to mitigate the impacts of climate change. However, I do not think that H.J. Res. 109, the Green New Deal is the right solution.”

“Climate change is real, and as Republican Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, we are focused on solutions. A serious, solutions-oriented discussion about how to address this challenge, while protecting the interests of the American people, our communities, and our country’s economic well-being is fundamental to getting this right.”

“The US has reduced carbon emissions more than next 12 countries combined through free market incentives, innovation & technology. In contrast, the Far Left want to significantly raise your airfares, gas taxes & electricity bills that hurts quality of life. We have a better way.”

“I share your desire to reduce carbon emissions as any right-thinking person would, I would think.”

“Climate change is the greatest environmental and energy challenge of our time, and our government is failing to meet it.”

“As a congressman with a reputation for a pro-coal, pro-fossil energy record, I know that people would say I’m insensitive to environmental or climate change issues and that’s not true.”

“I admit it. I used to be a climate-change skeptic. I was one of those conservatives who thought that the science was inconclusive, that fears of global warming were as overblown as fears of a new ice age in the 1970s, that climate change was natural and cyclical, and that there was no need to incur any economic costs to deal with this speculative threat. I no longer think any of that, because the scientific consensus is so clear and convincing.”

“I believe that climate change is real and I believe humans are a key component in that.”

“Nature isn’t just a destination, it’s our home. We should be protecting our parks and public lands not just because they’re natural wonders but also because conservation is vital to addressing climate change. I’ll continue to work to find free-market conservation solutions.”

“What I’m just saying is, what are the practical means to address it? And the practical means to address it by the left are absurd.”

“I say climate change is real and it contributes to the problem. But climate change or not, not managing the forest drastically contributes to the problem.”

“I don’t think there is any doubt there is climate change — I think the science is pretty clear.”

“I have long said that while I support clean air and clean water, any actions on climate change by the US need to be weighed against the science, the impact our reductions will have on a global scale and the economic impacts they will have here at home. … I look forward to a future where America and the world continue to follow Texas’ lead, both in oil and gas production, and in new, innovative energy sources.”

“I’m not a climate change denier & agree we must do something.”

“The climate is changing and I believe humans play a role in that. There is no doubt about that. … I am supportive of a clean energy policy. What does that mean? That means clean coal, it means solar, it means wind.”

“Clean energy innovation is key to addressing the serious issue of climate change.”

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