SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Senator Greg Clausen participated in a press conference today announcing the new statewide Senate DFL Clean Energy and Climate Caucus. The new caucus will focus on growing clean energy in Minnesota and combating the effects of climate change.
Senate DFL Clean Energy and Climate Caucus members represent districts across the state from rural to suburban to urban districts. The caucus plans to hold public listening sessions, meet to discuss possible legislation, and work to amplify the voices of Minnesotans who want to see the state take action on climate change.
As a member of the caucus, Sen. Clausen released the following statement:
“We all know the science behind climate change is irrefutable. Five of my six grandchildren play hockey and at Thanksgiving one of my grandkids said to me that he thinks the local skating ponds aren’t frozen because of climate change. That statement really hit home that kids as young as my grandchildren are worried about climate change. If children can understand how climate changes effects their lives and future, I feel like we all have a responsibility to work toward a cleaner and more sustainable future for our children and grandchildren. I am proud to be a part of this caucus and hope we can work together for positive change to lessen the effects of climate change in Minnesota.”