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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:26 AM

Climate "Solutions" Caucus Considering Adding Criteria For Membership; Perhaps Acknowledging Reality

Careful, guys!! That stepladder is TALL!! Get up too high on it and you might fall and hurt yourselves!!

Leaders of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus are considering adding criteria to ensure new recruits are green enough to join, according to Bloomberg Environment.

Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) said he wants the caucus to consider including “commitment levels,” though he’s not sure how to measure a potential new member's dedication to the environment. “We’re going to try and call a caucus meeting, have a big discussion about the idea of commitment and if so how would it be defined,” the group's co-chairman told Bloomberg Environment.

The criteria could reportedly range from an acknowledgment of how humans affect global warming to a review of financial ties to the energy industry.

"The idea of a 'commitment criteria' has been discussed, but nothing has been settled yet," Jason Atterman, a spokesman for Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), a co-founder of the caucus, told The Hill. "Reps. Deutch and Rooney are continuing to meet on the caucus and determine the best way forward to ensure it is an effective caucus."

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https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/440489-climate-caucus-eyes-litmus-test-to-see-if-new-members-are-green

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eppur_se_muova Apr 2019 #1

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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:50 AM

1. Let's not get too radical. nt

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