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Schatz Statement On Climate Action

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) today released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced he would take action to address the climate crisis.

“We are experiencing the climate crisis in real time. Heatwaves and wildfires around the world are killing people, driving families from their homes, and breaking critical infrastructure. Sea levels are rising. Droughts are shattering records. Extreme weather events are becoming more severe and more frequent. The time for planning is over; we need to take action now. While we sort out what can get through Congress, it’s time to use the full force of the executive branch to combat this crisis. The president has tons of authority under current law, and I’m glad that he is determined to exercise it. The planet is on fire. We need to be doing everything humanly possible to fight this.”