Republican House Climate Solutions Caucus members Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida and Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado joined Democratic colleagues in introducing a bill to address greenhouse gas emissions beyond carbon dioxide. The bill (H.R. 2858) would establish a task force to review policies and measures to promote reductions in short-lived climate pollutants such as methane and hydrofluorocarbons.
“This task force would be a significant first step to ensuring that our nation has all the information needed to accurately protect our environment from these pollutants,” Curbelo said in a statement.
Curbelo helped co-found the caucus, which Coffman recently joined. The Florida lawmaker has taken an active stance toward supporting climate action, especially in light of the administration’s position on the Paris climate accord.