"When the worst of the COVID crisis has passed and America goes back to work, climate solutions can help drive economic recovery," the letter reads.
“For the past year, our Select Committee has been working on a congressional action plan to solve the climate crisis. We've met with more than 1,000 stakeholders, reviewed more than 700 detailed responses to our request for information, and were planning to release our comprehensive climate policy recommendations at the end of March. However, as Congress focuses on the important mission of protecting Americans from the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided today to postpone the release of our climate action plan.”
“By the looks of his proposed budget, President Trump wants to sideline American innovation while continuing to ignore the climate crisis. By discouraging investments in clean energy and eliminating necessary clean air and water protections, President Trump is proposing to make the climate crisis worse, not better. This budget proposal is further proof that the Trump administration will keep putting polluters and their profits over the health of the American people.”