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January 26, 2020

Climate Issues: EPA Finding, International Talks; Sens. Chambliss and Johanns; Crop Insurance; and Harvest Progress

Categories: Climate Change

Climate Issues: EPA Finding

Coral Davenport reported yesterday at CQPolitics.com that, “The EPA on Monday found that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases threaten public health, a strategically timed action that is likely to resonate internationally as the world begins talks on a climate change treaty at a U.N. summit in Copenhagen.

The so-called endangerment finding triggers a requirement that the federal government regulate fossil fuel emissions under the Clean Air Act (PL 101-549) and puts new pressure on Congress to enact climate change legislation.

“‘The message to Congress is crystal clear: Get moving,’ said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., the point-man in efforts to write a bipartisan Senate global warming bill.”

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