Chairman Xavier Becerra On EPA’s New Action To Combat Climate Change

June 2, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency announced new action to cut carbon dioxide pollution by as much as 30 percent:

“The world is not flat and climate change is real. There can be no excuses when it comes to combating climate change. It’s our responsibility to protect the air we breathe and the safety of our communities. We must responsibly boost our energy production to meet the needs of our growing economy without harming the health of future generations.

“I applaud President Barack Obama for taking bold action on climate change and for his continued leadership ensuring America has an all-of-the-above energy policy that expands our energy independence, lowers energy costs, and creates good paying jobs.”