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Dingell Statement on President Obama's Climate Change Plan


Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI12) issued the following statement in response to President Obama's plan to address climate change.

"It has been my belief that broad efforts to combat climate change and protect our environment are badly needed. As one of the authors of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, I remain convinced that Congress must address these matters with legislation. The very fact that the White House's approach contemplates no role for Congress is a sad commentary on the dysfunction of our country's legislative branch, particularly the House of Representatives. It is high time that Congress acts on its mandate and works with the President in a common sense, bipartisan manner to protect our air, land, and water. A better result--more in the public's interest--will follow that course."

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