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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), delivered the following remarks on the Democrats’ Green New Deal resolution.
Senator Barrasso’s remarks:
“Mr. President, today I come to the floor to discuss the so-called ‘Green New Deal.’
“America needs every form of energy to succeed.
“But Democrats’ extreme Green New Deal would send our strong, our healthy and our growing economy careening over a liberal cliff.
“This radical plan would eliminate fossil fuels by requiring 100 percent renewable, carbon-free energy in just 10 years.
“Clearly, Mr. President, we recognize the climate is changing.
“And the global community has a collective duty to address it.
“Renewables like wind and solar are a key part of the solution.
“Still, wind and solar today provide only 8 percent of our power.
“Abundant, reliable and affordable fossil fuels like coal and natural gas power three-out-of-five U.S. homes and businesses.
“Excluding them would harm national security, would make us dependent on foreign energy, would destroy jobs and would reduce our quality of life.
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