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Markey Statement on President Obama's Speech to Copenhagen

Following President Obama's speech to the United Nations climate conference today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-author of the House-passed climate bill and currently part of a Congressional delegation in Copenhagen, issued the following statement:
"President Obama is courageously asserting his leadership during the most complicated political transaction in the history of the planet. This is a multi-dimensional, multi-national chess game, and the message U.S. leaders are sending is that we want to avoid a stalemate in the negotiations and checkmate for the Earth.
"The formula President Obama laid out of emissions reductions, transparency, and financing for developing countries is the political climate calculus that will equal a deal here in Copenhagen. If other countries are willing to heed the president's call to step forward and embrace this accord, Copenhagen can succeed.
"One thing is clear--U.S. leadership is back. The Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill has already passed the House, the president is at the negotiating table, and the U.S. Senate is at the drafting table. The United States will no longer take lightly the issue of climate change."

To read the full text of the President's speech, 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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