Joint Statement from Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and Public Citizen on the House Energy and Commerce Committee Climate and Energy Bill

Media release - May 13, 2009
WASHINGTON--Joint Statement from Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and Public Citizen on the House Energy and Commerce Committee Climate and Energy Bill

"We are extremely troubled by the reports coming out of the Energy and Commerce Committee last night on additional compromises to the already flawed American Clean Energy & Security Act. The world needs real leadership from Congress and the Administration to address global warming - action that will enable us to transform our economy with clean, renewable energy technology, new green jobs and show leadership internationally. If reports are true, the compromises being struck on the bill undermine these goals."

Greenpeace original release on Waxman-Markey discussion draft:

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/press-center/releases2/waxman-markey-bill-a-good-firs

Friends of the Earth assessment of Waxman-Markey Bill:

http://www.foe.org/sites/default/files/Waxman_Markey_Comments04.25.pdf

CONTACTS: Damon Moglen, Greenpeace global warming campaign director, 202-352-4223; Erich Pica, Friends of the Earth, 202-222-0739;Tyson Slocum, Director Public Citizen's Energy Program, 202.256.3152; Mike Crocker, Greenpeace USA, media director, 202-215-8989