Environment
3:44 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Increases Call For Climate Change Action

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) announced a new initiative aimed at pushing for urgent action on climate change.  

Credit Courtesy of U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

This is one of several efforts by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse to address climate change. He’s delivered weekly speeches on the issue for more than a year and formed the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change last year with Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA).

Sen. Whitehouse told the Associated Press earlier this month that he also intends to renew his call to create a National Endowment for the Oceans, which would create grant opportunities for communities facing coastal issues.