EDF Sees Selection of Graves as Ranking Member of Select Committee on Climate Crisis as Positive Step

Statement of Elizabeth Gore, EDF Senior Vice President – March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019
Keith Gaby, 202-572-3336, kgaby@edf.org

“The choice of Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana to be ranking member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis is a constructive step towards bipartisan progress on climate change. Louisiana is ground zero for both climate impacts and carbon production. Congressman Graves understands the impacts deeply and has been a leader in addressing them.

“Mr. Graves also recognizes the established science of climate change. That recognition is critical in addressing carbon emissions – the unaddressed critical component of climate policy.

“As the recent National Climate Assessment made starkly clear, we must act quickly and ambitiously to reduce climate pollution. We support the efforts of the Select Committee to elevate the awareness of climate impacts and advance solutions to this crisis. EDF is hopeful about the appointment of Rep. Graves, and looks forward to working with him and Chairwoman Kathy Castor on this effort.”

- Elizabeth Gore, EDF Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

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