WASHINGTON, DC - League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued this statement following Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) and Senator John Warner's (R-VA) introduction of the principles of their forthcoming bill to address global warming:
"The League of Conservation Voters applauds Senators Joe Lieberman and John Warner for harnessing bipartisan support to address global warming.
The challenge of global warming is great - and the political will grows stronger every day to address it. Our response to solving this challenge will dictate what kind of world we leave our children: it is critical that we get it right.
Polls tell us that all voters view global warming as a serious problem, whether Democrats, Republicans or Independents. While we applaud Senators Lieberman and Warner for producing a global warming bill, we believe we can and we must do better than a 10 percent cut in global warming emissions by 2020. We look forward to working to ensure they ultimately produce a bill that accomplishes what the world's best scientists say is necessary -- reducing global warming pollution by at least 15-20 percent by 2020 to reach the goal of at least 80 percent reductions by 2050.
We urge other members of the Senate to cosponsor the Sanders-Boxer bill (. 309) -- a bill that will help our country meet the global warming pollution reductions required to help our country secure a brighter future."
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/> .