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Markey: Obama's Speech Reaffirms America's Commitment to a Clean Energy Future

Washington, D.C.- Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of twin climate and energy panels in the House and co-author of the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act, which passed the U.S. House in June, issued the following statement after President Barack Obama delivered a speech on clean energy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday afternoon:

"Today President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to our clean energy future and his vision of America leading the clean energy economy of the 21st Century," said Markey. "With President Obama's leadership in the White House and clean energy legislation making its way through Congress, America can win the race for the next great clean energy technologies that will create jobs and revive our economy."

"President Obama also expertly dispelled the myths surrounding clean energy legislation being spread by naysayers and special interests. President Obama knows we can cap carbon pollution without kneecapping our economy."

"States are the laboratories of democracy, and when it comes to clean energy policy there are few more successful labs than Massachusetts. There could have been no better choice for his speech than MIT and the city of Boston, the hub of the clean energy universe."

For more information on the Waxman-Markey clean energy legislation 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.

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