Statement by 1Sky Campaign Director Gillian Caldwell on Senate Climate Bill Delay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 22, 2010
Contact: Molly Haigh, 301-270-4550 ext. 230 or molly@1sky.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2010

Contact: Adi Nochur, 301-270-4550 ext 224 or adi@1sky.org

The following is a statement from Gillian Caldwell, 1Sky Campaign Director:

“Recent reports that the Senate will not consider comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation before August are a testament to the outrageous influence of Big Oil and Dirty Coal and their allies in Congress.  It is unacceptable that even in the wake of the worst oil spill in U.S. history, our elected officials have failed to take bold action to address the dangers of our fossil fuel dependence and our worsening climate crisis.

“Enough is enough.  The Senate and the Obama Administration must break the fossil fuel industry’s stranglehold on our political system and show the leadership necessary to take us from the BP spill to a strong clean energy and climate bill.  1Sky activists will be mobilizing during the August congressional recess to drive that message home loud and clear.  The time for solutions is now.”

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1Sky is a collaborative national campaign for strong federal action to tackle global climate change and invest in building the clean energy economy of the future. As one of the largest national climate campaigns in the country, 1Sky combines the force of more than 647 allied organizations, more than 216,000 committed climate advocates, 4307 volunteer Climate Precinct Captains covering more than 400 congressional districts in 50 states, and a team of 24, including 9 organizers and 8 regional coordinators in 20 states working to mobilize constituent support.
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1Sky is a collaborative national campaign for strong federal action to tackle global climate change and invest in building the clean energy economy of the future. As one of the largest national climate campaigns in the country, 1Sky combines the force of more than 647 allied organizations, more than 216,000 committed climate advocates, 4307 volunteer Climate Precinct Captains covering more than 400 congressional districts in 50 states, and a team of 24, including 9 organizers and 8 regional coordinators in 20 states working to mobilize constituent support.