Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama signed an Executive Order on Climate Preparedness.

Senator Boxer said: "Superstorm Sandy, wildfires in California, floods in Colorado, and other serious disasters across the nation demonstrate that we are already living with the effects of climate change, and it is costing taxpayers billions of dollars to respond. I commend the President for taking new steps to ensure that the federal government can help communities moderate or even avoid the expensive and dangerous impacts of extreme weather resulting from climate change."