GRAVES: “Innovation is essential to maintaining our emissions-reducing leadership — and economically lowering global emissions.”

Dec 9, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Because of innovation, America has cut more carbon emissions than the next 12 emissions-reducing countries combined. Preliminary assessments show that trend will persist in 2019.  

House Select Climate Committee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-La.) made the following statement about innovation and today’s Energy and Environment Innovation Showcase, hosted by Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden and Republicans on that committee: 

“Innovation is essential to maintaining our emissions-reducing leadership — and economically lowering global emissions. Today’s Energy and Environment Innovation Showcase highlighted these points well. While others talk about trying to reduce emissions with policies that punish Americans, Republicans are supporting groundbreaking innovation that will reduce global emissions, grow the economy and enhance U.S. competitiveness.”