Jamestown Democrats

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is a ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife. He is a co-chair and co-founder of both the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change and the bipartisan Senate Oceans Caucus.

 

Clearly Senator Whitehouse is taking a leadership role in environmental protection. He continues to push his colleagues in Congress to act. “For my home, Rhode Island, the consequences of carbon pollution are undeniable. The tide gauge at Naval Station Newport is up nearly 10 inches since the 1930s. The water in Narragansett Bay is 3 to 4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the winter than just 50 years ago.”

 

We thank him for his hard work and concern for our island.

 

For more information about Senator Whitehouse's work, visit:

 

http://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/storyboard/bipartisan-senate-oceans-caucus

 

http://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/rep-waxman-and-sen-whitehouse-form-bicameral-climate-change-task-force