Washington, DC— Today, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) and Representative Jerry McNerney (D-CA) issued the following statement after their bill,  H.R. 5519, the Atmospheric Climate Intervention Research Act, passed unanimously out of the House Science, Space & Technology Subcommittee on Environment.

“We know that climate change is a complex problem requiring innovative approaches to research. By authorizing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study potential approaches to atmospheric climate intervention, the federal government would be reinforcing its commitment to examining all potential options to combat climate change while underscoring the need for science-based approaches that mitigate risk. We thank the Chairwoman and the Ranking Member for including this legislation in today’s mark-up and look forward to its inclusion in an upcoming full committee mark-up.”

The legislation passed unanimously by voice vote.