Enviro Groups Issue Statement on Clean Energy/Climate Change Legislation

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    I agree with the following statement, it’s time to stay focused and get clean energy/climate change legislation done. Now. The planet can’t wait any longer, nor can our energy security or our economy.

    And no, immigration reform should not be an excuse to put off crucial, clean energy and climate change legislation. Last I checked, the Congress was supposed to be able to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time. I see no reason why Congress can’t pass BOTH clean energy/climate change legislation AND immigration reform legislation.

    Everyday the Senate fails to pass clean energy and climate legislation we put our economy, our national security and our environment at greater risk. Americans are demanding the millions of jobs, energy independence, and clean air and water comprehensive legislation can deliver. Inaction is too costly, and the challenge is too urgent.

    The tireless work of Senators Kerry, Graham and Lieberman is proof positive that bipartisan success is well within reach. The House has passed historic legislation; now it is time for the Senate and the White House to stay focused and finish the job. The moment is ours. Now is the time for our leaders to act.

    Alliance for Climate Protection

    Blue Green Alliance

    Environment America

    Environmental Defense Fund

    League of Conservation Voters

    National Wildlife Federation

    Natural Resources Defense Council

    Sierra Club

    Union of Concerned Scientists