Sen. Klobuchar introduces Climate P.R.E.P. legislation

This would require all federal agencies to create a climate change adaption plan and establish a council on climate preparedness and resilience

LA CRESCENT, Minn (WKBT) – Senator Amy Klobuchar is introducing new legislation in an effort to curb climate change.

Senator Klobuchar introduced the Climate Planning, Resilience, and Enhanced Preparedness Act or the Climate PREP Act.

This would require all federal agencies to create a climate change adaption plan and establish a council on climate preparedness and resilience.

“As our country continues to face unprecedented natural disasters, we must address the growing threat of climate change to our country and planet,” Klobuchar said. “The federal government needs to lead by prioritizing planning efforts. The Climate PREP Act would ensure that each agency in the federal government has a plan in place to respond to the challenges of a changing climate. We should continue to do more, not less, to address climate change because inaction is not an option.”

Minnesota Senator Tina Smith joined as a co-sponsor of the legislation.