Washington, DC – In response to President Bush’s Rose Garden address on global warming, Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters, issued the following statement:
"Earlier this year, the Vatican announced that polluting is a sin, and we had hoped that Pope Benedict could convince President Bush to take meaningful action to reduce global warming,” Karpinski said. "The President may have confessed that global warming is a problem, but his inadequate proposals show that he'd rather kiss the rings of oil executives than listen to the Holy Father and every reputable climate scientist in the world. This proposal is too little, too late to effectively reverse global warming and too little, too late to save this President's record of failure."
LCV, the nation's independent voice for the environment, engages in public education, lobbying and accountability to turn environmental values into public policy. LCV has made global warming and America's energy future a central focus of its activities in Congress and in the 2008 election cycle.