Texas Senator John Cornyn joined the growing chorus of conservative lawmakers calling for action on climate change. “There is a growing consensus the days of ignoring this issue are over,” he said. “If we all agree that reducing emissions is important I think we have a better way of approaching that than the Green New Deal.” He plans to introduce “an innovation agenda” bill to serve as a counter to the Green New Deal. His plan would include expanding federal funds for research into carbon capture technology.

“We can do this without passing new taxes or huge new job killing regulations,” the former Republican whip said.

Welcome to the EcoRight, Sen. Cornyn!