WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several U.S. senators are seeking comments from American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiians about the effects of climate change on their communities.

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., is among the 13 senators seeking comments. They say they want to foster a dialogue with native communities on potential solutions and responses to the threat.

“As the National Climate Assessment recently confirmed, climate change is having a disproportionate impact on (native) communities,” the senators wrote. “As such, we would like to hear directly from you, leaders who are key voices for your communities, about how climate change threatens your traditional ways of life, economic opportunities and overall well being.

“It is well past time for Congress to take action in partnership with you and your communities to address the risks and impacts associated with climate change.”

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