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Both Houses Partner and Release Climate Legislation Discussion Draft

Rep. Waxman, Sen. Whitehouse, Rep. Blumenauer and Sen. Schatz leading the charge on addressing climate crisis
March 12, 2013
Washington, D.C. —

Today Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) released a discussion draft of climate legislation that would put a price on carbon pollution.

The following is a statement from Sarah Saylor, Senior Legislative Representative for Earthjustice:

“We welcome this discussion draft from environmental leaders Rep. Waxman, Sen. Whitehouse, Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Sen. Schatz.

“We look forward to the further development of these ideas and adding our thoughts to the conversation. We hope that more members of Congress will come to take the threat of climate change as seriously as these leaders do.”

Contacts

Raviya Ismail, Earthjustice, (202) 745-5221

About Earthjustice

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.