Larsen Praises Administration’s Action on Climate Change

Mar 31, 2015 Issues: Climate Change

WASHINGTON—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today praised the Obama Administration’s action to move forward with a plan to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. President Obama first announced the plan in November with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Today, in advance of the United Nations climate change meetings in December, the administration formally submitted its blueprint to achieve these emissions reductions.

“Our country must lead with action to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the harmful effects of climate change worldwide. With the plan President Obama submitted to the U.N. today, the U.S. is showing the world that we are committed to doing our part to reduce fossil fuel use.

“The joint commitment last November by the U.S. and China, the world’s two largest economies, was a critical step forward for global efforts to curb the effects of climate change. I am hopeful that agreement, along with the administration’s actions today, will set a positive foundation for the United Nations climate change convention in December,” Larsen said.

Larsen signed on to a letter to President Obama supporting his international climate efforts