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Engel Meets With Nature Conservancy to Discuss Climate Change in Washington

Engel Meets With Nature Conservancy to Discuss Climate Change in Washington

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, met this week with members of the New York chapter of the Nature Conservancy,  a global non-profit organization focused on improving environmental policy. The meeting covered a host of important issues, including climate change and international conservation funding.

During the meeting, Engel reiterated his steadfast support for green initiatives, including overhauling our energy sector to promote clean, renewable forms of fuel, and increasing funding for biodiversity conservation at home and abroad.

“I thank the advocates from the Nature Conservancy for taking the time to come to Washington and discuss these critical issues with me in person,” Engel said. “We’re fighting for the same thing, which is nothing less than the future of our beautiful planet. If the United States doesn’t lead on issues of climate change, conservation, and preservation, we will doom future generations to a less hospitable planet. The time for talk is over. The time for action is now. I’m very encouraged by the advocacy work done by the Nature Conservancy and I will continue to do my part to put our planet’s health at the forefront of Congress’ work.”

Pictured with Rep. Engel are Gregory Jacobs, policy advisor for the Nature Conservancy, and members of the New York chapter.