The world is warming faster than Republicans are warming up to believing in climate change. Time to vote out a climate peacock who takes fossil fuel money, votes to drill the Arctic, and sides with Trump -- and vote in a real climate hawk.
The world is warming faster than Republicans are warming up to believing in climate change. The ice sheets can’t wait for Republicans to come around to accepting basic science, then debating possible solutions, and only then begin to discuss the possibility of a bipartisan bill. Bold climate action, not hypocrisy, is needed in this Miami-area district, ground zero for sea level rise.
Carlos Curbelo tries to have it both ways. He introduced a carbon tax bill, HR 6463, which has attracted a grand total of two cosponsors. He stands up against oil drilling off the Florida coast — but he’s voted for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (as part of the GOP tax “reform” bill passed last December, HR 1). He’s happy to accept oil money — $10,000 each from Exxon and Chevron, $5,000 each from Valero and Marathon Petroleum, $1,000 each from American Petroleum Institute and American Gas Association, in 2017-18 alone. And he votes with Trump 83 percent of the time.
By contrast, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is a real climate hawk. Through her work with the Coral Restoration Foundation, she knows first-hand that inaction on climate change is not an option. Debbie was an early signer of the #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge. In Congress, she’ll advocate for a low-fossil fuel economy, clean energy and innovative infrastructure that will protect our front-line communities.