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LCV Statement on the State of the Union

Contact: Kristin Lee, (202) 413-8764 or January 23, 2007  

WASHINGTON, DC - League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued this statement in anticipation of President George W. Bush's 2007 State of the Union Address:     


"President Bush's rhetoric and goals on global warming have improved, but his proposed solutions are flawed and inadequate.  In fact, his plan to address global warming is like fighting a forest fire with a garden hose. 


In last year's State of the Union address, the President declared America was addicted and that we needed "to get off oil."  However, the nation's dependence on oil has actually increased by six percent since he took office.  


From churches to congressional leaders to corporate boardrooms, there's a tidal wave of demand in America for mandatory action to address global warming.  When will the President stop talking the talk and start leading the way towards real steps to confront global warming?


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