In the wake of President Donald Trump‘s sweeping Executive Order various members of the ecoright community responded. Here is a snapshot of their reactions:
Mayor Jim Brainard (Carmel, IN): “It doesn’t impact anything we’re doing. Cities aren’t going to stop. They were working on things that save money and provide a better environment long before the federal government got involved with the Clean Power Plan, and they’ll continue to do so.”
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26): “Weak environmental policies ultimately lead to the destruction of jobs and quality of life. I hope the Administration will work with me and my colleagues in the Climate Solutions Caucus to act on this in a responsible, bipartisan way going forward, but today that is clearly not the case,” in a statement issued yesterday.
Ted Halstead (founder, Climate Leadership Council): “I believe there will soon enough be a significant backlash” to a repeal-only climate strategy. “The majority of Americans care about this issue.”
Rep. Bob Inglis (former South Carolina Congressman and our courageous boss): “I know we’re going to win,” a border-adjustable carbon tax. “The question is whether we’re going to win soon enough to avoid the most serious consequences of climate change.”
Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY-23): “They say we’ve got to solve this problem, but we have to do it in a much more rational way,” Reed said, calling for a “reasonable cost-benefit approach” to tackling climate change.
Rep. Ileans Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-27): The South Florida Congresswoman called the plan “troubling’ and took to twitter to express her position.
Admin exec order rolling back #climatechange regulations harmful to #SoFla and will not help combat #SeaLevelRise https://t.co/0puu1zVAuU
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) March 28, 2017
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21): A spokesperson for one of the primary co-sponsors of a climate resolution said, “Congresswoman Stefanik is a leader in Congress on the issue of addressing climate change in economically viable ways. However, she believes solutions need to be worked through Congress and not done by executive rule.”
There was reaction of a different sort too, so be sure to catch the Jester of the Week alert on Friday morning.