Congressional Leaders Stand With Small Business Owners at a “Pledge for the Climate” Press Conference

Media release - September 3, 2008
Amid calls to expand offshore drilling that would deepen America’s dependence on fossil fuels and exacerbate the global warming crisis, Representatives Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Yvette Clarke of New York, and Raul Grijalva of Arizona will call for real solutions to global warming at a press conference on Tuesday, September 9, 2008. The representatives, members of the House Committee on Small Business, will join two business owners representing 3,300 small businesses nationwide that are petitioning Congress to enact science-based solutions to the global warming crisis that reduce the country’s dependence on oil, create jobs, and leave a clean environment for our children.

WHO:   

Rep. Mazie Hirono (2nd Dist., Hawaii)

Rep. Yvette Clarke (11th Dist., New York)

Rep. Raul Grijalva (7th Dist., Arizona)

Members of the small business community from New York  and Virginia.

 

WHAT:

“Small Business Pledge For A Safe Climate” Press Conference 

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 12:30 p.m. ET 

 

WHERE:

Rayburn House Office Building Courtyard (Lower D Park, C St. and South Capitol Street behind Rayburn office building.

VVPR info: CONTACT: Mike Crocker, Greenpeace USA, 202-215-8989; Liz Butler,1Sky Cell 202-487-4908.

Notes: Background The “Businesses for a Safe Climate Petition” is a joint project of Greenpeace, 1Sky, True Majority, and over 3,300 small business owners from across the country. The business leaders are calling on Congress to create legislation that will move us away from dangerous and dirty fossil fuels, boost the economy, and clean up the environment by: Developing more efficient cars and investing in solar, wind and other renewable energy sources that never run out and create jobs in America. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to levels science says is necessary to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of global warming. Ending development of new coal plants, the largest contributors of global warming pollution. For a full list of the businesses, please visit http://us.greenpeace.org/site/PageNavigator/hotseat/PHS_Business