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What Others Are Saying About Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Henry A. Waxman of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Chairman Edward J. Markey of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee today released a draft of clean energy legislation that will create jobs, help end our dangerous dependence on foreign oil, and combat global warming. Political, business and environmental leaders have issued the following statements in strong support of the discussion draft:

“The discussion draft of comprehensive clean energy legislation released this morning by Chairmen Waxman and Markey is a strong starting point….for landmark legislation to launch a clean energy economy that will build prosperity and balance the needs of the American people and industry.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

“USCAP hails the discussion draft released by Chairmen Waxman and Markey as a strong starting point for enacting legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
U.S. Climate Action Partnership
Members include - BP America - Caterpillar - Chrysler - ConocoPhillips - Dow - Duke Energy - Exelon - Ford - GE - GM - Johnson & Johnson - NRG Energy - PG&E - Shell

“Chairman Waxman and Chairman Markey have outlined a bold blueprint for dealing with America’s energy crisis.”
Florida Power & Light Company
Lew Hay, Chairman and CEO

“Tackling climate change through a coordinated energy policy is absolutely vital, and the time to act is now. The Waxman-Markey announcement issued today is a positive and welcome step forward to meeting that challenge.”
National Grid U.S.
Tom King, President

“I am pleased to see Congress finally taking action today to drive our nation toward cleaner energy, improved national security, enhanced economic growth and reduced global warming pollution. This legislation takes a page from California by adopting many of the innovative strategies we have pioneered like our Low Carbon Fuel Standard and energy efficiency standards, and now it’s time for our nation to take a leadership role.”
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-California)

"This is a pivotal moment for our transition to the clean energy economy. I applaud Chairman Waxman and especially our own Chairman Markey for responding forcefully to President Obama's call for Congressional action on energy and climate change."
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D-Massachusetts)

"We are pleased that the Waxman-Markey draft bill recognizes the need to stop carbon leakage and ensure the competitiveness of our domestic industries."
Alliance for American Manufacturing
Scott Paul, Executive Director

“With the release of this discussion draft, Chairmen Waxman and Markey have taken the next critical step toward passing a comprehensive clean energy and global warming bill this year….LCV applauds these two forward-thinking legislators for their vision.”
League of Conservation Voters
Gene Karpinski, President

“Following the bold vision of President Obama, Chairmen Waxman and Markey are setting the stage for the strong action on energy and climate we need to move America in new direction…. This draft takes bold steps forward to create a clean energy economy, with millions of jobs that will repower our country and protect our planet.”
Natural Resources Defense Council
Frances Beinecke, President

"The Waxman-Markey draft bill is a strong start and is testament to their decades of leadership on clean energy and other environmental issues.”
Sierra Club
Carl Pope, Executive Director

“The American Clean Energy and Security Act, released today in draft form by Chairmen Waxman and Markey, is a major first step toward a strong cap and trade bill that will cut emissions, jumpstart a new clean energy economy, and strengthen the ability of the Obama administration to negotiate a fair and effective global climate deal this December in Copenhagen.”
World Wildlife Federation
Dr. Richard H. Moss, Vice President for Climate Change

“Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) deserve high praise for introducing legislation that could break the congressional stalemate that has prevented this nation from tackling the potentially catastrophic challenge posed by global warming.”
Wilderness Society
David Moulton, Climate Policy Director

"This improves the prospects for a new global agreement at the Copenhagen summit this December."
Union of Concerned Scientists
Alden Myer, Policy Director

For more information on the discussion draft, including the bill’s full text and a section-by-section, please CLICK HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming was created to explore American clean energy solutions that end our reliance on foreign oil and reduce carbon pollution.

The Select Committee was active during the 110th and 111th Congresses. This is an archived version of the website, to ensure that the public has ongoing access to the Select Committee record. This website, including external links, will not be updated after Jan. 3rd, 2010.

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