“By any measure, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, by my judgment, has been the most effective and enjoyable group of people that I’ve ever dealt with since I’ve been on the Hill… You come to this debate with so much optimism…. It would be very easy to spend a lot of time pointing fingers about what we haven’t done, which is significant, and how we’d be in a better position if we would’ve done something. But you didn’t come to the Hill with that kind of an attitude. You came here wanting results. You’re pragmatic idealists. You want us to accomplish big things in climate, and you helped show us the way for how we could get that done.”

― Rep. John Delaney (D-MD)