Conservation Leaders: Draft Senate Climate Bill Shows Progress

Yesterday, National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Larry Schweiger joined leaders of several key clean energy & conservation organizations to get a sneak preview of the coming Kerry-Graham-Lieberman Senate clean energy & climate bill. A coalition of 20 clean energy & conservation organizations, including the National Wildlife Federation, issued this statement today:

We are encouraged by the progress being made by Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman to craft comprehensive climate and energy legislation to bring to the Senate floor later this year.

Their stated goal and commitment to a 17% reduction in carbon pollution by 2020 and an 80% reduction by 2050 represents the leadership needed by the US Senate to create jobs, increase energy security, reduce carbon pollution and protect public health. Legislative details are important, and are not settled yet, and we will be working closely with the senators, their staffs and others to make sure these details achieve the goals.

This Earth Day, we need an energy revolution.

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Published: March 19, 2010