WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources Committees, today commended former Vice President Al Gore on his movie, An Inconvenient Truth, winning the Academy Award for best documentary.

Rep. Markey said, “Congratulations to Vice President Gore on his well-deserved recognition for the Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. Al Gore won for acting – acting to create a powerful documentary that has startled his fellow Americans into heeding the scientific warnings about global warming. Now it is Congress’ turn to earn its own Oscar for acting – by acting on legislation this year to respond to this urgent and imminent calamity."

February 26, 2007

CONTACT: Vikrum Aiyer
David Moulton