March 28, 2017

Wyden Statement on Administration’s Executive Order to Roll Back Climate Change Progress

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today said he would “fight at every turn” the environmental rollbacks expected to come from the administration’s executive order issued today.

“Addressing climate change stands out as a major challenge of our time. But the administration is instead focused on benefitting special interests and corporations while hurting the health of our families and communities.

“In the months ahead, I will fight these environmental rollbacks at every turn. It’s time for the administration and Congress to get to work creating good-paying American jobs in the clean energy sector and advancing toward a low-carbon economy.

 “States like Oregon are leading the way to combat climate change by setting goals to increase renewable energy production. I will continue to work toward a low and no-carbon future by increasing energy efficiency, the use of cleaner fuels and renewable energy. And I will keep working to support efforts like Oregon’s to find cost-effective ways of making headway toward a low-carbon economy.”