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Effort to Get Senate to Act on Climate Stalls
It was a depressing day today as Senate Democrats announced they had to postpone their effort to pass a climate bill. Here’s NWF’s Larry Schweiger’s press statement:
“As a result of continued obstruction from every Republican Senator and a few Democratic Senators, the Senate is now on the brink of a colossal failure. This failure amounts to letting polluters off the hook while jeopardizing wildlife and our children’s future. While there is still time for the Senate to act on climate change, we have lost confidence that there is the political will to overcome the oil lobby.
“Too many senators are listening to polluters instead of the American public. Time and again Americans have said they overwhelmingly support action to address our energy and environmental crisis. If the end result is that polluters can emit carbon pollution without limit and without accountability, then the senate has failed to tackle America’s energy and environmental crisis. Too many Senators have learned nothing from the Gulf disaster and the high price we pay when oil lobbyists dictate our energy laws.
“Today’s news is a wakeup call for everyone who cares about these issues, and we will continue to fight for a climate and energy bill that delivers real change.”