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Landrieu Statement on President's Climate Plan

June 25, 2013

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., released the following statement today on President Obama's plan on climate change.

"The President and I have very different views on how to tackle the challenges of climate change. We both want to protect the environment, but I believe that overzealous regulations are harmful to our economy.

"I wish the President today would have instead approved the Keystone Pipeline to create new jobs here at home. And any call to single out the energy industry, including oil and gas, for increased taxes is unwise and counterproductive to economic growth. We should be encouraged that America's emission of CO2 has declined to its lowest level in two decades, and emissions have fallen 13 percent in the last five years alone.

"I am encouraged that the President wants to make coastal communities more resilient to extreme weather by removing counterproductive policies. I would encourage his support for the bipartisan FAIR Act, which would share revenues from off shore energy production more fairly with states such as Louisiana, Mississippi Texas and Alabama that bear the responsibility of most of the production. With these funds more fairly distributed, we could do a great deal to protect ourselves by rebuilding our eroding coast and preserve one of the most precious places on the planet where the environment and energy production exist-and have for many years-in harmony."


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