On May 14, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) stated at an event held by the Center for National Policy that it may be easier for Congress to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) instead of trying to legislate a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Senator Murphy noted that SLCPs have less of an impact on the economy and are therefore a less contentious issue in Washington. The Senator said that a reduction in SLCPs would still be a big step in the battle against climate change.