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Climate Change is Real Act announced in Santa Barbara by Rep. Carbajal

Demands EPA changes

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Using Earth Day weekend activities as the backdrop,  Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-24) has announced his Climate Change is Real Act.
 
Carbajal took the main stage during the Environmental Heros award ceremony and said "I am tired like you of watching science taking a back seat to politics."   The bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reinstate information about climate change or global warming to its public web site.   The Congressman says that material has been removed from the agency’s website by  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt  making it harder for the public to understand the impacts or keep up with the latest scientific research.
 
 He called it "alarming" and says the scientific consensus is different than the EPA's position that human activity has not significantly contributed to climate change and has even suggested that climate change will help humans “flourish.” 

"That's why Climate Change is Real Act would require information be reinstated and posted on the EPA website for public access," said Carbajal.  He said it would "acknowledge the impact  of human activities on climate and providing links to materials for local communities."
 

Carbajal says “this legislation is an important step to protecting the credibility of the EPA and their mission.”

Carbajal also co-presented the 2018 Environmental Hero Awards at the  Earth Day Festival, presented by the Community Environmental Council.  He was joined on stage by singer and local resident Kenny Loggins.  The winners were Florencia Ramirez and Sealegacy.

The Earth Day weekend featured numerous displays and exhibits along with music, demonstrations, a children's area and vendors.   

The visitors browsed through exhibitors with information about water conservation, land preservation, sustainable foods, lower energy consumption for homes and businesses, impacts from plastics, and apparel made from recycled materials.

For more information go to : http://www.cecsb.org/

 


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