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Markey to Travel to Copenhagen in Run-up to Climate Negotiations

Will Release Report, Meet with International Legislators

WASHINGTON (October 23, 2009) – U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-author of the House-passed Waxman-Markey clean energy and climate bill, will travel to Copenhagen this weekend for preliminary meetings leading up to the United Nations climate negotiations in December.

Rep. Markey will meet with other legislators from around the world as part of GLOBE International (Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment) to discuss how other countries are progressing towards creating an effective and fair international climate agreement.

Rep. Markey also will release a report from the International Commission on Climate and Energy Security. The report will detail the views of leading legislators among dozens of countries, including Brazil, China, the European Union and others, on the steps they can take to combat global warming. Rep. Markey Chairs the Commission, which is a sub-group of GLOBE.

Below is the statement of Rep. Markey, Chair of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming:

"These meetings show that political consensus can be reached by the countries integral to reaching an international climate agreement. And though the final global warming treaty will be negotiated by environmental ministers, it will be implemented by legislators.

"When it comes to U.S. participation in international negotiations, House passage of the Waxman-Markey bill, and Senate action on similar legislation, are vital to America’s ability to reach a final agreement. I look forward to helping the Obama administration and other countries reach our ultimate goal of success in Copenhagen and beyond."

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.

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