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Obama Answers the Real Question on Clean Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joshua McNeil, (202) 785-8683 or joshua_mcneil@lcv.org March 23, 2009  

Today, President Obama announced new elements of his plan to create stable, long-term investment in new sources of clean energy.  League of Conservation Voters Legislative Director Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:

“There is no question that clean energy has the potential to create jobs, improve our national security, and protect the planet from global warming.  The question has always been: do we have the will to do it?  Today, President Obama answered that question with a resounding ‘yes.’  The budget plan he outlined today will invest billions in clean energy, make permanent existing research and development tax credits, and create a stable system of support to help new clean energy companies grow.

"Now it’s time for Congress to give the right answer.  We urge members of the House and Senate to approve a budget that reflects President Obama’s commitment to reducing global warming pollution and making real investments in clean, renewable energy.”

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