America’s Climate Security Act of 2007

NWF   |   October 18, 2007

Today Senators Joseph Lieberman (ID-CT) and John Warner (R-VA) will introduce America’s Climate Security Act of 2007.

The bill will secure an estimated $125 billion dollars through 2030 for wildlife and has earned the support of Republican Senators Elizabeth Dole (NC), Norm Coleman (MN), and Susan Collins (ME). It will  reduce global warming pollution from major emitters by one-third (33%) below current levels between 2012 and 2030, and by 70% below current levels between 2012 and 2050.

In addition, the bill will return an estimated $275 billion to low and middle income families to aid a just transition to a clean energy future, $400 billion to zero- and low-carbon technologies investments, $30 billion to job access and training for a clean energy workforce, and financial resources to mitigate price impacts on tribal communities. This funding will be generated by payments from large polluters for emission permits.

Martin Luther King III will be also testifying in support of this bill today. The hearing will be viewable online at Mr. Mike Williams, Board Member, National Tribal Environmental Council, will also be testifying.

This bill was made possible because many committed Americans spoke up and demanded that our leaders take action now to address global warming and provide a bright energy future for our children. I’m grateful our leaders are beginning to listen.

Published: October 18, 2007