REP LIEU STATEMENT ON GOV SCOTT ASSERTION THAT CA WILDFIRES ARE GOOD FOR ECONOMY

December 11, 2017
Press Release

Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angles County) issued the following statement in response to Vermont Governor Phil Scott's argument that climate change, and devastating outcomes like wildfires, could be economically beneficial.

“Governor Scott’s recent comments encouraging climate change are both insensitive and stupid.  Insensitive because the horrific wildfires that have raged throughout California and other states in our country have hurt millions of Americans, with many families losing everything they own. No elected official should ever hope for disasters to happen. And stupid because it is hard to take advantage of an economic dislocation if we destroy our planet in the process.  Rather than try to calculate which parts of the country could potentially benefit from the catastrophic impacts of climate change, Mr. Scott should work with me and other elected officials to make meaningful policy changes that could save our planet.”  

 

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