by Jon Hurdle / NJ Spotlight
New Jersey voters may want the government to do more to plan for rising sea levels and climate change, but the issue is dead in the water in Congress, according to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6th).
Speaking at a conference organized by the nonprofit Clean Ocean Action, Pallone told the audience that Tea Party members in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives refuse to discuss the matter.
“Congress is doing nothing,” the Democrat said. “They can’t bring this up — if they do, they just get slapped down. We have to get this issue away from the ideology of the Tea Party and the right wing.”
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