WASHINGTON, DC - League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement regarding tonight's Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina:
"Tonight, YouTube became "UsTube" as Americans received the opportunity to ask presidential candidates about the issues weighing most heavily on their hearts and minds.
Thousands of Americans submitted questions -- and global warming and energy were among the issues at the top of their list. This evening we saw a competition for who has the best plan to address these issues and we saw the candidates go out of turn to call for more discussion on this critical issue.
We applaud CNN and YouTube for lifting the voices of the millions of Americans who are concerned about global warming and our nation's energy future by selecting video questions concerning these challenges. We look forward to continued conversation among the candidates on the best solutions to address global warming in future debates and on the campaign trail."
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 <http://www.lcv.org/> .