In Address To Congress, Obama Calls For Carbon Cap

President Obama delivered his first presidential address to a joint session of Congress last week, and projected his plans for the year ahead.

"Just as Greensburg, Kansas rises from the rubble of a tornado and rebuilds a cleaner energy future, America can rebound from our economic crisis by investing in renewable energy and energy efficient technologies," said Larry Schweiger, President and CEO of National Wildlife Federation.

The same solutions that protect our climate for future generations will also repower our economy. A cap on carbon pollution will transform our future by creating new jobs and new industries in a new, clean energy economy today while building long-term solutions to global warming.

President Obama last week helped set the nation's agenda. In 2009, the country will turn vision into action and enact a cap on carbon pollution that repowers America with clean energy, safeguards America's natural resources, and protects our planet for our children's future.

Published: March 3, 2009