The climate resolution introduced today by Congressman Chris Gibson (R-NY) and ten Republican cosponsors presents a tremendous opportunity for all House Republicans to demonstrate their support for prudent, fact-based stewardship of, as President Reagan put it, “this magical planet that God gave us.”

CRS president David Jenkins said:

By introducing this common sense resolution, Congressman Gibson and his fellow Republican cosponsors have demonstrated the prudence, responsibility and vision that are hallmarks of true conservatism. Just as President Reagan did when addressing ozone depletion, they have risen above politics to acknowledge a serious threat to our planet—and by doing so, they have increased the likelihood that conservative ideas will finally be brought to bear on a problem that has for far too long been ceded to liberals.

CRS commends Representatives Gibson, Carlos Curbelo, Ros-Lehtinen, Meehan, Costello, Fitzpatrick, Hanna, Stefanik, Dold, Reichert and LoBiondo for showing true leadership and helping to foster constructive conservative engagement on one of the biggest environmental challenges we face.

We urge all House Republicans to cosponsor this common sense resolution and commit to being good stewards of our life-sustaining atmosphere. Reagan put it best when he said, “This is our patrimony. This is what we leave to our children. And our great moral responsibility is to leave it to them either as we found it or better than we found it.”

Here is a link to the text of the resolution: Gibson Climate Resolution


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