REP LIEU STATEMENT ON DEMOCRATIC CLIMATE CRISIS PLAN
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in support of the Select Committee on Climate Change's Congressional Action Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis. The plan would put the country on a path to net-zero carbon pollution by 2050. The plan recommends supporting Rep. Lieu's proposal to develop a grant program for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, microgrids, and worker training.
"The reason I ran for Congress was because I believed and still believe that climate change is the single greatest threat to humanity. This isn’t a political issue, it is a moral imperative. What we do now to address the climate crisis will shape the future of our country and our world.
"This plan contains a multitude of smart, bold solutions to address climate change head-on. I'm grateful the Committee included language recommending my solar legislation in their report. Renewable energy systems are going to be fundamental in addressing carbon pollution and building resilience not only in U.S. territories, but across the country.
"I look forward to seeing this plan turn into action. We have to fight environmental injustice and invest in our future by taking strong measures to mitigate the impacts of climate change. I'm grateful to work alongside so many House Democrats who are committed to this vital effort."