39 More Work Weeks with Congressman Faso

Welcome to the response to John Faso’s weekly newsletter “Work Week With Congressman Faso.”

Each week we will highlight what the Congressman is neglecting to tell his constituents, point out his inconsistencies and hypocrisies and show how he damages NY-19 with his devotion to Trump and the Republican Agenda.

Week Ending March 9

John Faso’s statements from his weekly newsletter are in red:

Discussing Sustainable Energy with Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Small Business Owners, & Bard College

I met with representatives from Citizens Climate Lobby, local sustainable energy business owners, and Bard College officials to discuss the importance of clean energy jobs to Upstate New York. The private sector has great potential to move forward efforts to address the changing climate. Just recently, I joined with my colleague Rep. Lipinski (D-IL) to introduce a bill to spur innovation in the private sector that will increase efficiency and continue technological development in clean energy. We should do all we can to incentivize progress and assist the private sector economy in innovating and inspiring technological changes which will reduce the impact of climate change.

Not So Fast Faso:

It’s laudable that Rep. Faso supports the development of clean energy companies in District 19 and that he recognizes the reality of climate change. However, while the private sector “innovates” in this area, the Trump Administration–particularly the EPA, which is supposed to protect the environment–is doing everything it can to encourage and protect the fossil fuel industry. For example, Scott Pruitt, the scandal-scarred EPA Administrator, recently announced that his agency is reversing the Obama-era rules requiring higher fuel economy standards for cars. Pruitt has also taken jurisdiction over enforcement of the Clean Water Act away from regional EPA administrators, which will allow him to build on Congress’s repeal of Obama’s “stream protection rule” so that coal companies can strip mine mountaintops without interference. And let’s not forget that Trump is allowing the Keystone Pipeline to move forward, with dire consequences for climate change. So while supporting private clean energy development is a step in the right direction, government action is required to safeguard our environment and reverse climate change.

Earth to John Faso:  You belong to a party of climate change deniers.

That’s it for this week’s rebuttal.
To be continued next week….

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