WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement in reaction to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s proposal to create a Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming:
“We applaud Speaker Pelosi for her leadership in combating global warming. By creating a Select Committee to address this issue, Speaker Pelosi is sending a clear signal that the new House leadership is serious about taking real action on global warming. We are pleased that this announcement comes on the heels of the House passage of the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 – an important first step toward reducing global warming.
This Select Committee can play a vital role in elevating the importance of our most pressing environmental challenge. We look forward to working with Congress to address global warming and bring about a clean energy future.