WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement regarding Senator Chris Dodd’s announcement of his campaign plan on energy:
“The League of Conservation Voters applauds Chris Dodd for announcing aggressive plans to address America’s energy challenges and curb global warming.
Dodd’s plan is one of the most comprehensive policies released by any of the 2008 candidates to date. His ambitious plan includes requiring an 80 percent reduction in global warming emissions by 2050, a renewable electricity standard, as well as increases in fuel economy and energy efficiency.
Senator Dodd was also the first presidential candidate to call for a carbon tax. A cap on carbon pollution provides certainty that we will achieve the necessary reductions in emissions. In that context, a carbon tax is a welcome addition to the debate. The challenge before us is significant and America needs our next president to carefully explore all options that reduce global warming pollution.
We hope to see equally ambitious plans from other 2008 presidential candidates who have not yet announced their proposals to reduce global warming and lead our country to a brighter tomorrow.”
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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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