In response to the passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act through the House Energy and Commerce Committee, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski, Vote Vets Chairman Jon Soltz, AFL-CIO Building & Construction Trades Department President Mark Ayers, and Clean Economy Network President Jeff Anderson issued the following joint statement:
“Today, Representatives Zach Space and Betty Sutton cast one of the most important votes of their careers. In supporting the passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, they put America on the path to a clean energy economy that will create millions of jobs, reduce our dangerous addiction to foreign oil, and protect our planet from global warming. Their constituents should be proud of these Representatives.
The millions of workers, business leaders, environmentalists, and veterans that we represent are grateful to Representatives Space and Sutton and offer our congratulations for their courageous action. We will continue to stand with forward thinking Members of Congress to strengthen and support this bill until President Obama signs it into law.”