On September 20, 2013 Rep. Doris Matsui of California requested permission to address the United States House of Representatives for one minute regarding the issue of climate change and carbon pollution emissions.
“Madam Speaker, I rise today as a member of the Safe Climate Caucus to commend the release of EPA’s proposed regulations to reduce carbon pollution from new power plants. These standards set the first national limits on the amount of carbon pollution that future power plants will be allowed to emit.”
“Power plants are the largest source of carbon pollution, and these commonsense standards are moving us closer to mitigating the devastating effects of climate change.”
“As extreme weather events continue to show us, the economic consequences of climate change are too great for us to continue to do nothing. By starting to rein in carbon pollution now, we are taking meaningful steps toward leaving a cleaner and healthy planet for future generations”, said Rep. Matsui (source: Congressional Record http://thomas.loc.gov).
Rep Matsui sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee. Shei also sits on three Subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Communications & Technology, the Subcommittee on Energy & Power, and the Subcommittee on Environment & the Economy.