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June 10, 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 on S.J Res. 26

WASHINGTON, D.C. - We Can Lead, a project of Ceres and the Clean Economy Network released the following statement regarding S.J Res. 26, Senator Murkowski's resolution to prohibit the U.S. EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions:

"While it is great the Senate has put energy legislation on the floor, it is unfortunate that political gamesmanship is still at center stage," said Jeff Anderson of We Can Lead and the executive director of the Clean Economy Network. "This attempt to thwart the regulation of greenhouse gases has been an unwarranted distraction from the important work to advance comprehensive energy and climate legislation that puts a price on carbon, unleashes innovation, creates millions of American jobs and lessens our over-reliance on oil.

"The outflow pipe at the bottom of the Gulf reminds us every second about the need for the Senate to put aside the partisan differences to create a comprehensive energy policy that accelerates our transition to a clean energy economy and diversifies our energy supply.

"Now is the time to put America back in control of our energy future. It's time to finish what we started."

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., 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., Symantec and Outdoor Industry Association.

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