Democrats strongly believe in our responsibility to address the climate crisis head-on and to serve as stewards of our environment and public lands for current and future generations. Democrats are working with President Biden to restore protections for our environment and natural ecosystems while promoting cleaner air and water. We will build on the achievements of the 116th Congress, when Democrats secured enactment of a bipartisan conservation and public lands package that permanently reauthorized the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Now that the United States has rejoined the Paris Climate Accords, Democrats will work with Biden Administration to pursue energy and emissions standards that enable our country to lead the world’s clean-energy economy and create millions of new jobs for our people while helping to coordinate an effective, science-based, and global response to the climate crisis.
Climate change was conspicuously absent from Tuesday’s State of the Union address, and call us nostalgic for a bygone era (read: two years ago) when science was valued and not feared, but we wanted to be sure you saw NASA’s announcement that 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record.