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Rep. Moran: Congress Has "Moral & Ethical Obligation" to Confront Climate Change

by: TheGreenMiles

Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 12:43:39 PM EDT

With global warming-fueled wildfires sweeping through New Mexico, Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) is urging Congress to face up to the growing problem:
Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat and Ranking Member on the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, today introduced a resolution calling on Congress to take action on climate change. The Moran resolution is supported by a range of religious and faith groups.

"Climate change is already having a profoundly adverse impact on our environment and will affect our national security and the longevity and health of our children. Thus, there is a moral and ethical obligation to responsibly address this growing threat," said Rep. Moran. "I am proud to join religious leaders and organizations calling for Congress to take timely and responsible action on climate change."

The resolution acknowledges the impact of climate change on food stability, national security and welfare of future generations and the moral responsibility to be stewards of the environment.

But instead of tackling the climate crisis, Congressional Republican leadership is actually fighting to make it worse, trying to block the Environmental Protection Agency's effort to limit carbon pollution from the oldest, dirtiest coal-fired power plants. Read Rep. Moran's full resolution here (PDF) and tell the EPA you support limits on industrial carbon pollution.
TheGreenMiles :: Rep. Moran: Congress Has "Moral & Ethical Obligation" to Confront Climate Change
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Way to go, Jim (4.00 / 1)
Democrats have to lead against this global threat because the Repubs are just surrendering to the Fossil Fuel Lobby like a bunch of cowards.  

Dems do no one any good by dodging the issue.  Just face it with courage, say it like it is, take real action -- and don't back down.  

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