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July 1, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michael Meehan, 202-280-6770 or [email protected]
or Angela Bonarrigo, 617-816-9102 or [email protected]


WE CAN LEAD STATEMENT AROUND THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY SENATOR REID FOLLOWING THE SENATE DEMOCRATIC ENERGY CAUCUS


WASHINGTON, D.C. - We Can Lead, a project of Ceres and the Clean Economy Network, issued the following statement regarding the comments from Senators Reid, Kerry and Carol Browner around energy and climate legislation following the Democratic Caucus Meeting:

"We appreciate the work that key members of the Senate and the Administration have put towards enacting comprehensive energy and climate legislation. Today American businesses came in second to political gamesmanship. The reality is that every day we fail to create a price on carbon, we put our future, our economy and our national security at risk. American business leaders and investors still support Senate action this year on comprehensive, energy and climate legislation in order to unleash investments in new technologies, create new jobs and move America to a new energy future."



About We Can Lead

The We Can Lead campaign is sponsored by the Clean Economy Network and Ceres' Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP). For more on We Can Lead, visit www.wecanlead.org or follow us on twitter @wecanlead

The Clean Economy Network, Inc. (CEN) is the largest national membership-based networking, educational, and advocacy organization shaping a new economy based on clean technology and innovation. Our members are professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, and researchers who connect to each other, learn information relevant to business and professional growth, and influence public policies that impact the clean economy.

Ceres is the largest coalition of investors, environmental and public interest organizations in North America. Ceres launched the BICEP coalition, whose members include Levi Strauss & Co., Nike, Starbucks, Best Buy Co., Inc., Target Corp., Sun Microsystems, The Timberland Company, Aspen Skiing Company, Clif Bar & Company, eBay, Gap Inc., Jones Lang LaSalle, The North Face, Seventh Generation, Ben and Jerry's, Eileen Fisher, Stonyfield Farm Inc., and Symantec.

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