Pelosi Statement on U.S.-Canada Climate Announcement

Mar 10, 2016
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released this statement following the announcement by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau of new U.S.-Canada climate crisis coordination, including efforts to reduce methane emissions:

“Today, the United States and Canada have announced more progress in our nations’ shared commitment to confront the climate crisis that threatens the health of our communities and the future of our world.

“Addressing methane pollution is vital to our success on climate.  With Canada joining the U.S. commitment to reduce methane emissions, we are taking big strides in protecting the air our children breathe and the planet our children will inherit.  Together, we will continue to make progress in reducing pollution from all sources.

“We cannot afford to ignore the reality and severity of the climate crisis – or the consequences it has for the health of our communities.  As the EPA acts to reduce methane pollution, we will continue to make progress in meeting the global commitment of the 2015 Paris Climate Summit.  We will preserve the beauty of God’s creation for future generations.”

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