The economic damages from last year's weather disasters alone totaled $110 billion. In order to combat its impacts and costs, we need to be proactive in tackling climate change. The President's plan will help us to do just that.
This is not some merely some picayune issue for bureaucrats to fuss over. As Sen. Portman testified, "This is about something much more fundamental, and that's who we are as a people. It's about respecting and protecting human dignity."