YECA responds to introduction of House GOP climate resolution
From right to left: Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Ryan Costello (R-PA)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Young Evangelicals for Climate Action Applauds House GOP Climate Resolution
MARCH 15, 2017 | WASHINGTON, D.C.— A group of House Republicans led by Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-6) introduced a resolution today calling on the House of Representatives to find economically viable solutions to the risks posed by climate change, citing "American ingenuity, innovation, and exceptionalism" as well as the "conservative principle to protect, conserve, and be good stewards of our environment.”
Below is a statement from Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, national organizer and spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action.
“We are deeply encouraged by the leadership demonstrated today by GOP Reps. Stefanik, Curbelo, Costello, and the 14 other co-sponsors to the House climate resolution. For too long, the national conversation around climate change has been divided along arbitrarily partisan lines, and focused on the question of the existence of the problem rather than on solutions. With this resolution, GOP lawmakers are demonstrating that the issue of climate change transcends partisanship and that bipartisan solutions can and must be the centerpiece of our national dialogue moving forward.”
“YECA has long advocated for conservative principles and solutions to be part of the national climate conversation, and joined with 34 other national religious voices in welcoming this contribution to bipartisan dialogue on climate solutions. We are heartened by the leadership of these Republican lawmakers, and urge others to join them. The time for debate about the existence of climate change is over, and it is time to begin a bipartisan conversation about solutions.”
Young Evangelicals for Climate Action is a national group of young evangelical Christians who are coming together and taking action to overcome the climate crisis as an expression of their Christian discipleship and witness.