Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is in Ohio caring for his ailing mother, but through spokeswoman Meghan Dubyak, he had this reaction to Obama’s moves to reverse the Bush administration on emissions:

“The senator feels for the past eight years the issue of climate change has really been ignored by the Bush administration. He appreciates President Obama’s lead here in taking a strong step to spur a national conversation on climate change, but he thinks climate change warrants a national solution. He’ll continue to work with his colleagues on climate change legislation that will help create jobs when it comes to manufacturing and green energy.”