There is a strong scientific consensus that the earth is warming and that human activities are a significant contributor to that change, and I support strong steps to arrest climate change and the harm it causes.
While the U.S. should take a leading role in addressing climate change, countries such as China and India, which are polluting more and more every year, and have surpassed U.S. emissions, must be part of an international solution to address global climate change.
I have supported legislation that offers an international approach to curbing the growing threat of global warming, and I’m committed to addressing this global problem in a meaningful and comprehensive manner that also acknowledges the need to protect consumers and businesses that could be affected by the necessary steps to arrest climate change.
Adoption of an economically feasible renewable electricity standard could lead to a significant reduction in the emissions that cause climate change while creating new highly-skilled jobs for American workers in the manufacture of new renewable energy technologies in Michigan and elsewhere.
Senator Levin’s Record on Climate Change
- July 29, 2011 - Sen. Levin, Michigan lawmakers improve fuel economy deal
Sen. Levin says new auto fuel efficiency standards will "protect American jobs, promote American manufacturing of advanced technology vehicles, and help ensure that American automakers have a level playing field to produce and sell the vehicles consumers want to buy." Domestic automaters agreee to the new standards after Michigan lawmakers pushed for significant improvements.
- April 6, 2011 - Sen. Levin and bipartisan group of senators introduce bill to establish auto battery stations at Capitol at no cost to taxpayers
Sen. Levin and a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would allow the Senate to continue its leadership of the country toward a clean energy future by establishing automotive battery recharging stations at parking lots in the Capitol complex at no net cost to the federal government.
- June 6, 2008 - Sen. Levin calls for debate on climate change legislation
Sen. Levin votes to open debate on legislation designed to deal with the challenge of climate change, but calls for significant changes in the legislation introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Mark Warner of Virginia.
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