WASHINGTON, DC - League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement regarding the re-introduction of Representatives Chris Shays and Maurice Hinchey's "Energy for Our Future Act" today:
"The League of Conservation Voters commends Representatives Chris Shays and Maurice Hinchey for re-introducing the Energy for Our Future Act. As this legislation suggests, we have an opportunity to help secure our future by making real investments in clean, renewable energy technologies and promoting energy conservation. And we need to advance policies that protect consumers from skyrocketing energy prices and help curb global warming pollution.
We strongly support this legislation as an important step toward a clean, sustainable energy future. This legislation will help reduce our dangerous dependence on oil, protect our environment and help create jobs through the development of renewable energy technologies. LCV encourages Congress to pass this important legislation."