MARKEY PRAISES CREATION OF ENERGY INDPENDENCE AND GLOBAL WARMING PANEL
Washington, DC - Today Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources Committees, released a statement in reaction to the overwhelming adoption of a funding resolution on the House Floor creating a bipartisan, fifteen-member Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
“We are facing an issue which will test the capacity of democracy to respond in time to affect the fate of the planet. We have the technology, the ingenuity, and the experience to reverse the inexorable buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gasses. The Speaker is moving boldly and quickly so that we have time to take steps proportionate to the threat now, in the 110th Congress. We have lost a decade watching the President and the Republican leadership play the politics of climate change denial; now it is time to play catch-up, before it is too late,” said Markey.
For more information on Rep. Markey’s work on environmental and energy policy, please go to http://markey.house.gov
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