WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement in support of former Vice President Al Gore’s testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and joint House of Representatives Energy and Commerce and Science Committees:
“Today, former Vice President Al Gore asked the 535 members of Congress to rise above the daily rigors of partisan politics and meet the premiere challenge of our time for the sake of our children and grandchildren’s future.
Solving global warming is not a technological problem – we have all the tools we need to get started. This is fundamentally an issue of leadership and vision. It’s time for Congress to turn up the heat on our need to cool down the planet.
Global warming is a profound challenge, but also provides unparalleled opportunities -- from jump-starting the new energy economy and creating new jobs to bringing us closer to energy independence and improving national security.
We applaud Mr. Gore for delivering his message in person to Congress. We look forward to working with Congress to pass legislation to combat global warming and help secure a more hopeful future.”
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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.
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