Washington, D.C. -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the statement below regarding today's report by the White House Council of Economic Advisors on the economic consequences of delaying action on climate change.

Senator Boxer said: "This report by leading economists confirms that the longer Congress waits to take action to reduce dangerous carbon pollution, the more staggering the costs will be, and delaying steps to address climate change will end up costing us more in the long run."