Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement after President Joe Biden’s signing of an executive order to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement:
“Rejoining the Paris Agreement is a win for our planet, our economy, our health, and our national security. Coloradans know that leading on climate solutions spurs jobs and innovation and protects us against worsening drought and wildfires. I applaud President Biden’s commitment to tackling the climate crisis so that we can safeguard our way of life and build a 21st century, clean energy economy.”
Last week, Bennet urged the Biden-Harris transition to restore use of science-based methods to address the cost of climate change. On Friday, Bennet joined his colleagues in calling on the new administration to strengthen safeguards limiting methane emissions from oil and natural gas production.