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Our take on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act

30
Sep

Our take on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act

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Just a few hours ago, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced their clean energy and climate bill, called the "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009." Emails, tweets, text messages and other assorted e-communications have been filling inboxes and keeping Blackberries and iPhones buzzing since around 11:30 AM. In other words, this is a big deal -- and here's our take on it.

From 1Sky Campaign Director Gillian Caldwell:

With the introduction of the Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act by Senators Kerry and Boxer the race is on in the U.S. Senate to get us on the road to a clean energy economy and tackle global warming. We applaud the two senators’ leadership, and recognize that this bill reflects some important improvements over the legislation that recently passed the House of Representatives, particularly with respect to ensuring we have the ability to clean up old and dirty coal plants, and put an end to the expansion of dirty coal technologies. The Kerry-Boxer bill also responds to widespread calls to strengthen the 2020 target for reducing global warming pollution in the face of escalating evidence that the planet is warming even more quickly than scientists predicted.

Read the rest of Gillian's statement, then be sure to call your senators today. As with the Waxman-Markey bill, we'll have detailed analysis of the Kerry-Boxer bill on our website. Stay tuned!

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