Sen. Boxer, Conservation Leaders Show Unity for Strengthening Climate Legislation

On Capitol Hill today, the National Wildlife Federation showed its support for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in the fight for strong climate legislation. As chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Sen. Boxer has played a key role in bringing the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act to the Senate floor, where it’s expected to be debated in June.

National Wildlife Federation President Larry Schweiger joined with the heads of a dozen other conservation groups, pledging to work together to identify the best opportunities to strengthen the bill moving forward.

“Global warming is the single biggest threat to wildlife, and every year we wait to address it creates a bigger problem for our children and the future of America’s natural resources,” said Schweiger. “Congress must pass legislation that starts us on the path to cut global warming pollution by at least two percent a year, protects consumers as we transition to a new energy future and defends America’s natural resources from the climate changes already underway.”

Other organizations joining today’s event:

  • Center for International Law
  • Clean Water Action
  • Environment America
  • Environmental Defense
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Pew Environment Group
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Sierra Club
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • The Wilderness Society