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Rep. Scott Peters’ Statement on US-China Emissions Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement regarding the announcement that the United States and China have reached a landmark agreement to address climate change and greenhouse gas emissions:

“Yesterday’s announcement is a significant step in the right direction toward stopping the underlying causes of global climate change. The United States and China are the two largest emitters of greenhouse gasses and have the opportunity to lead the rest of the world in responsibly confronting this international challenge.

“President Obama’s leadership in finding productive solutions to fight climate change by reducing power plant emissions, forging public-private partnerships to reduce the use of HFCs, and through ambitious vehicle mileage standards cannot be overstated.

“Now is the time for Congress to act by making necessary investments in renewable energy, by allowing the Department of Defense to diversify their fuel portfolio, by focusing on resiliency efforts to protect communities from extreme weather, and passing legislation to fight superpollutants like methane and black carbon.”