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Congressman Ryan Costello

Representing the 6th District of Pennsylvania

The Rundown: U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello speaks about climate change

March 20, 2017
In The News

Costello combats climate change

U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello is leading a push by handful of congressional Republicans urging their colleagues to acknowledge scientific evidence of climate change and make combating it a priority.

The Chester County Republican, who represents part of Berks, was among three lawmakers who introduced the so-called Republican Climate Change Resolution.

The measure doesn't address specific policies. Rather, it asks the U.S. House of Representatives to formally recognize climate change facts, name environmental protection as a conservative principle and commit to finding ways to fight climate change without hampering businesses.

"The preservation of the environment and our natural resources for future generations should be a priority for us all," Costello said in a press release. "We should leverage conservative principles to develop innovative, economically viable ways to achieve this goal, including through clean energy technologies."

In addition to Costello and the other two sponsors, 14 other lawmakers have signed on to the resolution, including U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, a Delaware County Republican who also represents part of Berks.