NWF to Senate on Clean Energy Bill: “Get It Done”


Politico’s The Arena blog has asked some top political insiders to give their fall forecast for Congress. The National Wildlife Federation’s Jeremy Symons responds:

National Wildlife Federation’s 4 million supporters across America are ready to go and the time is now. Our members are gardeners, sportsmen and sportswomen, birdwatchers, educators and others with a passion for nature and wildlife; they have a wide range of occupations and political beliefs; they live and work in all parts of the nation — but mostly they are moms and dads, grandparents, uncles and aunts who care about the world our kids and grandkids will inherit, and students who are energized to protect their own future. Their top priority for the Senate’s fall session is to pass a bill that creates clean energy jobs, reduces our dependency on oil, and significantly reduces the pollution that is fueling global warming and jeopardizing our children’s future. The Senate is now in position to get it done.

And here’s some good news to give the Senate’s climate efforts a boost. A new study of the recently-passed House bill, the American Clean Energy & Security Act, shows the bill’s benefits far outweight its costs.

Published: September 9, 2009