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Get started on stopping climate change

Q: Do you think it's possible for the next president to stop climate change?

A: "Is it possible to fix it in the term of one presidency? Probably not, but we can get started in the right direction."

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) , Jun 18, 2019

Green New Deal addresses climate change AND changed economy

We're facing two primary challenges in this country right now. The first is that our economy is changing faster than ever before, and Americans everywhere are being left behind. The second is climate change. That's why we need a Green New Deal: because if we do it right, we can solve both problems at once.

The Green New Deal needs to be built around green jobs and clean energy, decarbonization and breakthrough technologies, and access to green energy for the developing world--and America should lead the way in winning this moral and economic opportunity. We can lead the world in green tech and green jobs, and we should set the standards for other countries to follow.

The New Deal paved the way for a strong economy and American leadership in the last century. Let's shape the Green New Deal to help America lead this one.

Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website SethMoulton.com , May 2, 2019

Member of the Climate Solutions Caucus in Congress

"Climate change is real," he says on his congressional website. He is a member of the Climate Solutions Caucus. He hopes the U.S. can one day move toward energy independence. He supported President Obama's Clean Climate Agenda and opposes President Trump's executive order on the environment, which he says shows "a complete disregard for facts and science."
Source: CNN Town Hall with 2020 presidential hopefuls , Apr 23, 2019

50% carbon-free electricity by 2030

He signed a 2016 initiative for the U.S. to use 50% clean and carbon-free electricity by 2030.
Source: Axios.com "What you need to know about 2020" , Apr 22, 2019

Firm leadership to lessen greenhouse gas emissions

Congress needs firm leadership to lessen GHG emissions & to hold private companies accountable for environmental degradation while still encouraging economic growth. With the proper structures & incentives, businesses should be advocates for environmenta stewardship and innovation, not opponents.

Climate change is the most important global issue we face today. It is Congress' job to ensure that the US is taking an active role in advancing a strong agenda to mitigate climate change and its effects.

Source: 2014 House campaign website, SethMoulton.com , Sep 1, 2014

Supports regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action.

Moulton supports the F2A survey question on greenhouse gas regulation

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 14-F2A-Q8 on Jul 30, 2014

Supports regulating CO2, according to PVS rating.

Moulton supports the PVS survey question on greenhouse gas regulation

Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?'

Source: Project VoteSmart Inferred Survey 14-PVS-q8 on Sep 30, 2014

Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico.

Moulton voted YEA Interior & Environment Agencies Appropriations

Congressional Summary: House amendment to H.R. 5538, the Interior & Environment Agencies Appropriations bill for FY 2017. This amendment would prohibit funds to be used to research, investigate, or study offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

Heritage Foundation recommends voting NO: (7/13/2016): The Gulf of Mexico continues to be a very important asset for our energy future and it continues to produce significant amounts of oil and natural gas. Yet the Eastern Gulf of Mexico has not participated to this point despite its significant potential. A 2014 Heritage Foundation report said: "Excessive regulations and bureaucratic inefficiencies have stymied oil production and prevented the full effects of the energy boom." This amendment would block any potential progress that could take place by preventing the necessary work that would need to be prepared in the East Gulf for potential lease sales and eventual production.

Sierra Club recommends voting YES: (1/12/1974): The Sierra Club believes that no offshore petroleum exploration should occur unless and until the following conditions are met:

Legislative outcome: Failed House 185 to 243 (no Senate vote).

Source: Supreme Court case 16-H5538B argued on Jul 13, 2016

50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030.

Moulton co-sponsored H.Res.637/S.Res.386

Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should establish a national goal of more than 50 percent clean and carbon free electricity by 2030 for the purposes of avoiding the worst impacts of climate change, growing our economy, increasing our shared prosperity, improving public health, and preserving our national security.

Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should--
  1. Establish a national goal of more than 50 percent clean and carbon free electricity by 2030; and
  2. Enact legislation to accelerate the transition to clean energy to meet this goal.
Source: Resolution for 50% Carbon-Free Electricity by 2030 16-HRes637 on Mar 3, 2016

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