Cantwell Statement on U.S.-China Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s announcement of an agreement between the United States and China on greenhouse gas emissions.

“This is a significant step forward by the two largest energy consumers in the world, to work toward a clean energy future.

“It is helpful that President Obama and Secretary Kerry were ready to take advantage of China's growing recognition that it needs to do more to reduce greenhouse gases. Hopefully this agreement will stimulate more clean energy investment.”