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US Senate Passes Climate Bill

Moments ago, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed the Climate Security Act, a bipartisan bill that would set a hard, economy-wide cap on America’s global warming pollution.

With the Senate having taken the first historic step of passing a climate bill out of committee, it’s now time for the House to act.

Send an email. Urge your Representative to call on House leaders to pass strong climate legislation.

This breakthrough in the Senate moves us closer than ever to passing national global warming legislation. The bill is now ready for a full Senate vote, which could come early next year.

While we can celebrate today’s victory in the Senate, we have our work cut out in the House.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell have both pledged to vote on global warming legislation this Congress.

But, Rep. Dingell’s committee has not yet circulated a draft bill and it’s still unclear when we can expect a legislative vehicle to start moving in the House.

Time is running out to solve the global warming crisis. Waiting just two years to pass national climate legislation would double the rate at which the U.S. will need to cut emissions – from just under 2% a year to over 4.3% a year – in order to bring emissions down to where they need to be by 2020.

Send a message today! Urge your Representative to call on House leaders to make global warming a top priority.

This is a truly historic day and we wouldn’t be here without your action and support.

But, we’ve still got a lot of work to do and we’ll need your continued support more than ever.

In the meantime, please join me in celebrating today’s victory.

Thanks so much for everything you do,

Steve Cochran

National Climate Campaign Director
(Thursday, December 6th 2007)

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