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Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions November 19, 2014
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"Carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is changing the atmosphere and the oceans. We see it everywhere. We see it in storm-damaged homes and flooded cities. We see it in drought-stricken farms and raging wildfires. We see it in fish disappearing from warming and acidifying waters. We see it in shifting habitats and migrating contagions."
Approval Of The Keystone Xl Pipeline November 13, 2014
Jan Schakowsky, D-IL
"565 gigatons—the amount of carbon dioxide that can be emitted before we reach irreversible global warming;"
Green The Economy: Save The World September 18, 2014
Eric Swalwell, D-CA
"The heat-trapping nature of carbon dioxide and other gases was demonstrated in the mid-19th century. Ice cores drawn from Greenland, Antarctica, and tropical mountain glaciers show that the Earth’s climate responds to changes in solar output, and the Earth’s orbit, and in greenhouse gas levels. They also show that in the past, large changes in climate happened very quickly, geologically speaking—in tens of years, not millions or thousands."
Nomination Of Pamela Harris To Be United States Circuit Judge For The Fourth Circuit—Continued July 24, 2014
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"Let me be specific. In 2003, Senator John McCain was the lead cosponsor of Democrat Joe Lieberman’s Climate Stewardship Act, which would have created a market-based emissions cap-and-trading program to reduce carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollutants from the biggest U.S. sources."
Legislative Session July 15, 2014
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"Utah also has energy investors who are wide awake, building a growing number of solar installations. Community Solar has a pilot project in Salt Lake that allows homeowner groups to purchase solar energy. It is estimated that over its 25-year lifetime, this installation will avoid 5,500 tons of carbon dioxide pollution."

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