WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement in reaction to news that at least 86 New Hampshire towns voted to pass the New Hampshire Climate Change resolution, which calls on national leaders to make the U.S. a leader in the fight to reduce global warming pollution and encourages local action. Another 90 towns will vote in the coming days. More than 250 volunteers gathered over 9,000 signatures to put the resolution in front of voters in their towns:
"Yesterday, citizens of New Hampshire gathered for that most venerable and purest form of American democracy: the New Hampshire town hall meeting. And across the Granite State, these citizens spoke in a loud and unmistakable voice: It is time for national action to address the problem of global warming.
We applaud this call for action. More and more Americans are facing the reality that solving global warming is a responsibility to our children and future generations.
The question is: Are the 2008 presidential candidates paying attention? They better be - after all, it is New Hampshire. And now that the people of New Hampshire has let us know where they stand, LCV's program, "The Heat Is On" will be tracking the presidential candidates of both parties and letting voters know exactly where they stand."
For more information on the New Hampshire Climate Change resolution, visit: www.carboncoalition.org
For more information on global warming in the presidential primaries, visit: www.heatison.org
The nonprofit League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is the independent political voice for the environment.
To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV's mission is to advocate for sound environmental policies
and to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies.
For more information, please visit us on the web at www.lcv.org.