Industry & green groups join up to back climate bill
A coalition of corporations, green groups, and unions issued a joint statement to senators yesterday declaring their support for the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, which will hit the Senate floor on Monday. Among the endorsers is General Electric, one of the five largest companies in the world — definitely a big pick-up for the legislation.
“This is a very important vote on a bipartisan plan to address climate change,” reads the statement. “[T]he bill protects American industry to ease the transition to a cleaner future.”
“A ‘yes’ vote for the Climate Security Act represents historic leadership to advance bipartisan solutions to climate change; a ‘no’ vote will slow progress and maintain the status quo, which only increases the risks of unavoidable consequences and potentially greater economic costs that could result from the need for even steeper reductions in the future,” the letter continues.
The signatories, in alphabetical order:
Environmental Defense Action Fund
Interfaith Power and Light Campaign
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Izaak Walton League of America
National Parks Conservation Association
National Wildlife Federation
Natural Resources Defense Council
NRG Energy, Inc.
Pew Environment Group
Public Service Enterprise Group
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry