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The United Kingdom views climate change as an economic and national security risk and would like to see Texas take more action on the issue, according to a representative from the British Consulate in Houston.

Testimony on the U.K.’s position was given at Monday’s House Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs meeting to consider the impact of global climate change, following passage last week of House Bill 788 in which anamendment to include reference to climate change was defeated by a majority of the House.

The U.K. is the largest foreign investor in the U.S., with more than $400 billion invested, and is the largest foreign investor in the Lone Star State, with U.K.-owned businesses responsible for more than 70,000 jobs in Texas.

 

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