U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today released the following statement after President Obama announced his "Climate Action Plan":
"We can no longer ignore the effects climate change is having on the environment and the health of our citizens. President Obama has laid out the critical steps his administration will take to slow climate change and combat its impact, but Congress must play a role as well.
"The science behind climate change is undeniable and we must end the partisan political games that have long delayed comprehensive energy policies and climate change legislation. We must work constructively to find solutions that are rooted in science and make our nation stronger. If we meet this challenge, we can address economic, national security, and environmental policy priorities in one fell swoop.
"Marylanders know that preserving and protecting our environment can go hand in hand with economic growth. The Chesapeake Bay, one of our most treasured natural assets, is at the center of our regional economy. I applaud the President for putting us on the right path forward and I will continue fighting for solutions that preserve our world for the next generation."