Barbara Boxer Forms New Climate Change Task Force



Share | |
(Washington, DC)
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

California Democrat Barbara Boxer has put together a new climate change task force in the U-S Senate. The group is focusing more on keeping current regulations in place than in advancing new legislation. 

In spite of broad consensus in the scientific community, there remain a lot of climate change skeptics in Congress. Senator Boxer says that’s why the new task force is necessary.

“Our goal is to wake up the Congress.”

~Senator Barbara Boxer

Boxer recognizes with Republicans in control of the House advancing climate change legislation is next to impossible. But she says the task force will play a vital role in combating attempts to unwind current environmental regulations.

“We know we have to fight back against roll backs. This is a huge issue," she said. "And a few of us have done that alone…we have a task force now that is going to be at the ready because the biggest fight we’re going to have is to keep the progress we’ve already made.”

In spite of the makeup of Congress, Boxer says the task force is also focusing on maintaining renewable fuel standards and increasing energy efficiency programs. 

 

Related Stories

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Hound Hunting Ban Targeted For Repeal

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    One of the biggest battles at the California state Capitol two years ago is back for another debate. Hunting groups want to repeal the ban on using dogs to hunt bears and bobcats.

  • By Curtis Jerome Haynes

    Spring Rain And Snow Bring Increased Water Allocations

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    Rain and snow may not have pushed California out of its drought, but the late season precipitation will mean a little more water for State Water Project users. There is also relief for some federal Central Valley Project users.

We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter

We Get Support From:

Become a Supporter