For Immediate Release, January 21, 2010
Contact: Bill Snape, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 536-9351
Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Murkowski Resolution to Gut Clean Air Act
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following statement today from Executive Director Kierán Suckling in response to Senator Lisa Murkowski’s introduction of a “disapproval resolution” aimed at blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from reducing greenhouse gas pollution under the Clean Air Act.
“A vote for the Murkowski resolution is a vote to gut the Clean Air Act and do nothing about global warming.
“With the Copenhagen talks failing to produce a legally binding, science-based agreement, and the planet warming faster than predicted, we need the Clean Air Act more than ever. The Senate should resoundingly reject Murkowski’s resolution to block the Environmental Protection Agency from doing its job of reducing greenhouse pollution through the Clean Air Act, our strongest and most successful law for protecting the air we breathe and a safe climate.”
The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 255,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.