NWF Holds Firm on Climate & Energy Bill in 2010

On Capitol Hill, some have been floating an idea to strip pollution limits from comprehensive climate & energy legislation moving through the Senate — “Energy Lite” as it’s being called in comparison to much stronger efforts like the Kerry/Graham/Lieberman collaboration. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), author of an energy-only bill, has been among its strongest proponents.

But in a conference call with dozens of reporters on Tuesday morning, the National Wildlife Federation made its position crystal clear:

Environmentalists say they’ll be steadfast in insisting Democrats include a cap on carbon dioxide with any energy legislation they try to pass.

“As far as we are concerned there should not and will not be an energy bill in 2010 without the pollution cap needed to unleash private investment in the clean energy economy,” said Jeremy Symons, senior vice president for conservation and education at the National Wildlife Federation, during a conference call to sketch out the community’s 2010 agenda.

Here’s more from Jeremy on CleanSkies.TV:

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Published: January 13, 2010