On this Wednesday that feels like a Thursday, here is what’s happening in the climate-eco-right space.
Support grows: Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey became the 20th co-sponsor of the so-called Stefanik Resolution (after lead co-sponsor Rep. Elise Stefanik) on climate change. The resolution urges the House “to commit to working constructively, using our tradition of American ingenuity, innovation and exceptionalism” to address climate change in ways that “do not constrain the United States economy, especially in regards to global competitiveness.”
Words matter: In a recent survey conducted by Cornell University, 74.4 percent of self-identified Republicans said they believe climate change is really happening, whereas only 65.5 percent of the same respondents said global warming is happening.
Reaction to conservative push for carbon dividend: After yesterday’s Conservative Leadership Council founder’s ad signed by major oil companies and other corporate interests appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said “the federal government would certainly welcome voluntary contributions from BP, ExxonMobil and others if they are willing to send their money, but I don’t know if that proposal is one I could support, and I’m generally not in favor of carbon taxes.” Senate Energy and Natural Resources chair Sen. Lisa Murkowski hedged. “I think it makes the conversation about this as a policy initiative more interesting, and so how that then moves forward I think remains to be seen,” she said.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the week’s climate jester and Friday for the weekly eco-right roundup.