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LCV Statement on Senator Ron Wyden and Senator Jeff Merkley’s Leadership Following All-Night Climate Speeches in the Senate

Mar 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC –League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement on Senator Ron Wyden and Senator Jeff Merkley’s leadership during the Senate’s series of all-night speeches pressing for action on climate change:

“We’re thrilled that Senators Wyden and Merkley joined with 29 colleagues from across the country to stand up to corporate polluters and give a voice to Oregonians demanding action on climate change. Oregon is already seeing climate impacts, including less winter snowpack, pine beetle infestations, and stronger wildfires. We congratulate Senators Wyden and Merkley on their leadership and will continue working with them to push for action to confront the climate crisis.”