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Statement on Climate Bill in Senate

Today supporters of clean energy and climate legislation released the following statement on the Senate’s failure to address a clean energy and climate policy:

As we witness the worst industry?caused environmental catastrophe in our history, the deadliest coal mining disaster in 40 years, and sweat through the hottest first 6 months of any year on record, there’s never been a more urgent time to move forward with a clean energy and climate policy. There’s no doubt that big oil, big coal, their army of lobbyists and their partners in Congress are cheering the obstruction that blocked Senate action on clean energy and climate legislation. Their cheers are cheers for China taking the lead in clean energy jobs, the Middle East getting more of our money, and America getting more pollution and fewer jobs.

At every opportunity, a minority of Senators who are in the pocket of America’s largest polluters in the coal and oil industries chose obstruction over working together to solve America’s energy and national security challenges. As a result of their actions, the big polluters will continue to reap record profits at the expense of Americans. As we look forward, one thing is clear: the Senate’s job is not done. They must use every opportunity available to address clean energy and climate reform by working to limit carbon pollution and invest in new clean energy sources that are made in America, including protecting the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to crack down on polluters.

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Joint Statement Signers:

  • National & Regional
  • 1Sky
  • Campus Progress Action
  • Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Center for International Environmental Law
  • Clean Water Action
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Democracia
  • Earth Day Network
  • Earthjustice
  • ecoAmerica
  • Energy Action Coalition
  • Environment America
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • National Audubon Society
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Operation Free
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  • Rock the Vote
  • Sierra Club
  • The Alliance for Climate Protection
  • The Wilderness Society
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • US Climate Action Network
  • Voces Verdes
  • World Wildlife Fund
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  • Regional
  • Cascade Climate Network (Pacific Northwest)
  • Climate Solutions (Pacific Northwest)
  • Conservation Law Foundation (New England)
  • Environmental Law & Policy Center (Midwest)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (Southeast)
  • State & Local
  • Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • League of Women Voters Alabama
  • Alaska Business Clean Energy Network
  • Alaska Climate Action Network
  • Alaska Conservation Voters
  • Alaska Inter?Tribal Council
  • Alaska Marine Conservation Association
  • Homer Electric Association Members Forum
  • KACN?TV/Alaska Communications Center
  • Arkansas Interfaith Power &Light
  • Arkansas Wildlife Federation
  • Audubon Arkansas
  • Climate Change Task Force
  • Fort Smith, Arkansas Flyfishers
  • OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology
  • Repower Arkansas
  • Sierra Club Arkansas Chapter
  • Sierra Club Central Arkansas Group
  • Village Commons
  • White River Conservancy
  • 350.org
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • CALPIRG Student Chapters
  • Interfaith Power and Light
  • KyotoUSA
  • The Vote Solar Initiative
  • Audubon Colorado
  • Audubon Society of Greater Denver
  • Center for Native Ecosystems
  • Colorado Clean Water Action
  • Colorado Conservation Voters
  • Colorado Interfaith Power and Light
  • Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG)
  • Environment Colorado
  • Friends of Boulder Open Space
  • High Country Citizens' Alliance
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility, Colorado Chapter
  • Roaring Fork Audubon
  • Solar Gardens Institute
  • Clean Water Action Connecticut
  • Environment Connecticut
  • DE Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light
  • Operation Free
  • Audubon of Florida
  • Big Bend Coastal Conservancy
  • Coastal Angler Magazine & Anglers for Conservation
  • Democracia
  • Emerald Coastkeeper, INC
  • Environment Florida
  • Environmental Coalition of Miami Beach
  • Florida Alliance For Renewable Energy
  • Florida Business Network for a Clean Energy Economy
  • Florida Conservation Alliance
  • Florida Keys Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
  • Florida Renewable Energy Association
  • Florida Renewable Energy Producers Association
  • Florida Wildlife Federation
  • Gulf Coast Environmental Defense
  • IDEAS
  • KeysReuse
  • Naples Network for Climate Action
  • Rainbow River Conservation, Inc.
  • Reef Relief
  • Repower Florida
  • Sierra Club Florida
  • Repower Michigan
  • SEIU Michigan State Council
  • Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
  • 1000 Friends of Minnesota
  • Alliance for Sustainability
  • CLEAN (Coalition of Legislators for Energy Action Now)
  • Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota
  • Fresh Energy
  • Mankato Area Environmentalists
  • Minnesota Conservation Federation
  • Minnesota Ornithologists' Union
  • Minnesota Public Interest Research Group
  • North Star Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • Will Steger Foundation
  • Mississippi Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • Columbia Climate Change Coaltion
  • Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  • Green Action, Missouri
  • Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Office, School Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Louis Province
  • Missouri Votes Conservation
  • Peace Economy Project
  • Repower Missouri
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Associates
  • Citizens for Clean Energy, Inc. cce?mt.org
  • Jeannette Rankin Peace Center
  • Montana Audubon
  • Montana Conservation Voters
  • MontPIRG
  • Repower Montana
  • Repower Nebraska
  • Environment Nevada
  • Nevada Conservation League
  • ProgressNow Nevada
  • Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • Environment New Hampshire
  • Gilmanton Energy Committee
  • LARELLA
  • LEACH NEWS GROUP
  • Project Laundry List
  • Repower New Hampshire
  • The Energy Committee Of Sanbornton
  • WMD ? Women Making a Difference
  • Environment New Jersey
  • Kent International
  • NJ Environmental Federation
  • NJPIRG Student Chapters
  • Sunshine Solar Systems, Inc.
  • Audubon New Mexico
  • Central New Mexico Audubon Society
  • Cerro Pelon Ranch
  • CommonGroundUnited
  • Environment New Mexico
  • League of Women Voters of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light
  • New Mexico Wildlife Federation
  • Red Rock Pictures
  • Rio Grande Chapter?Sierra Club
  • Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society
  • The Renewable Energy Industries Association of New Mexico
  • Audubon New York
  • Environment New York
  • Environmental Advocates of New York
  • Parents for Climate Protection
  • Renewable Energy Long Island (RELI)
  • Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter
  • Audubon, North Carolina
  • Cape Fear Friends of Wildlife
  • PenTrans
  • Philadelphia Jewish Labor Committee
  • Pike County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Repower Pennsylvania
  • Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
  • The Center for the Celebration of Creation
  • Trout Unlimited ? Iron Furnace Chapter
  • Environment Rhode Island
  • Conservation Voters of South Carolina
  • Kitchen Table Climate Study Group
  • League of Women Voters of South Carolina
  • Repower South Carolina
  • South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
  • South Carolina Wildlife Federation
  • 1Sky
  • Augie Green
  • Brookings County Democrats
  • Christian Environmental Forum
  • Eastern South Dakota Building and Construction Trades Council
  • OMG: Center for Theological Conversation
  • Repower South Dakota
  • South Carolina Solar Business Alliance
  • South Dakota Farmers Union
  • Tennessee Conservation Voters
  • Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light
  • Environment Texas
  • Sierra Club Utah Chapter
  • Utah Interfaith Power & Light
  • Vermont League of Conservation Voters
  • Arlington Coalition for Sensible Transportation
  • Chesapeake Bay Group Sierra Club
  • Chesapeake For Change
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  • Snook Foundation
  • Space Coast Climate Change Initiative
  • St. Petersburg Audubon Society
  • Student Environmental Awareness Society
  • Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Inc.
  • United for a Sustainable America
  • Urban Paradise Guild
  • Center for a Sustainable Coast
  • Environment Georgia
  • Sierra Club Georgia Chapter
  • Conservation Council for Hawai'i
  • Hawaii Interfaith Power & Light
  • Life of the Land (Hawaii)
  • Surfrider Foundation??Hawaii Chapters
  • Windward Ahupua`a Alliance
  • Sierra Club Idaho Chapter
  • Environment Illinois
  • Faith in Place and the Illinois
  • Interfaith Power & Light Campaign
  • Indiana Wildlife Federation
  • Repower Indiana
  • Save the Valley
  • Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter
  • Environment Iowa
  • Iowa Interfaith Power & Light
  • Sierra Club?Kansas Chapter
  • Topeka Audubon Society
  • Cumberland Chapter (KY), Sierra Club
  • Green Light New Orleans
  • Louisiana Bucket Brigade
  • E2 Tech Council
  • Environment Maine
  • Environmental and Energy
  • Technology Council of Maine
  • Maine Association of Building Efficiency Professionals
  • Maine Audubon
  • Maine Interfaith Power & Light
  • Maine League of Conservation Voters
  • Maine Wind Industry Initiative
  • Natural Resources Council of Maine
  • Repower Maine
  • U.S. Green Building Council, Maine Chapter
  • Maryland League of Conservation Voters
  • Progressive Cheverly 
  • Ceres
  • Clean Water Action Alliance of Massachusetts
  • Environment Massachusetts
  • Green Action, Massachusetts
  • Green Decade/Cambridge
  • Green for a Change
  • Green Needham Collaborative
  • Lexington Global Warming
  • Action Coalition
  • Mass Audubon
  • Massachusetts Climate Action Network
  • New England Farmers Union
  • Quincy Environmental Network
  • Repower Massachusetts
  • RuralVotes (MA)
  • Sustainable Arlington
  • Sustainable Duxbury
  • Sustainable Winchester
  • Citizens Against Environmental Destruction 
  • Environment Michigan
  • Michigan Businesses for Clean Energy
  • Michigan Clean Water Action
  • Michigan Energy Alternatives Project
  • Michigan Interfaith Power & Light
  • Michigan League of Conservation Voters National Wildlife Federation, Michigan Chapter
  • Progress Michigan
  • Cape Fear Garden Club
  • Capitol Chapter, North Carolina Wildlife Federation
  • Conservation Council of North Carolina
  • Dan River Basin Association
  • Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society
  • Environment North Carolina
  • Habitat and Wildlife Keepers
  • Johnson County Wildlife Club
  • Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists
  • Mountain Wild Chapter, North Carolina Wildlife Federation
  • Nat Greene Flyfishers
  • NC Conservation Network
  • NC Council Trout Unlimited
  • NC Wildlife Federation
  • North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light
  • Organization For Wildlife and Lands Stewardship
  • Pisgah Chapter, Trout Unlimited Protecting, Advocating, and Conserving Together (PACT) in the High Country
  • RuralVotes (NC)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
  • Table Rock Chapter, Trout Unlimited
  • Turtle Island Adventures, Inc
  • WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Repower North Dakota
  • Audubon Ohio
  • Environment Ohio
  • Ohio Environmental Council
  • Ohio Farmers' Union
  • Ohio Interfaith Power & Light
  • Ohio League of Conservation Voters
  • Progress Ohio
  • Repower Ohio
  • B.E. Cause
  • 3EStrategies, LLC
  • Clean Edge, Inc.
  • College Ecology Club - University of Portland
  • DFWA
  • Douglas County Global Warming Coalition
  • Environment Oregon
  • EverPower Washington LLC
  • GreenWave Productions
  • Helios Resource Network
  • HM3 Energy
  • Native Fish Society
  • Oregon Environmental Council
  • Oregon Fair Trade Campaign
  • Oregon Interfaith Power and Light, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters
  • Oregon Sierra Club
  • PolicyInteractive
  • Salem Audubon Society
  • Urban Greenspaces Institute
  • Arrowhead Chapter Trout Unlimited
  • Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture)
  • Clean Air Council
  • Conservation Consultants, Inc.
  • Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania
  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network
  • Friends of the Nescopeck
  • Izaak Walton League of American
  • Keystone Progress
  • League Woman Voters of Lower Merion and Narberth,Pa.
  • PennEnvironment
  • Pennsylvania Business Leaders for a Clean Energy Economy
  • Pennsylvania Works!
  • Environment Virginia
  • Friends of Stafford Creeks
  • Green Alternatives
  • Northern Virginia Climate Action Network
  • Public Policy Virginia
  • Repower Virginia
  • Shenandoah Group of the Sierra Club
  • Terra?Scapes
  • Virginia Chapter?Sierra Club
  • Virginia Conservation Network
  • Virginia Council Trout Unlimited
  • Virginia Great Falls Group ? Sierra Club
  • Virginia League of Conservation Voters
  • Virginia Native Plant Society
  • Virginia Organizing Project
  • Virginia Solar Energy Association
  • Voice of Vietnamese Americans
  • Earth Ministry/Washington
  • Interfaith Power & Light
  • 65th Street Change Gang
  • Conservation Northwest
  • CoolMom
  • Environment Washington
  • NW Energy Coalition
  • Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • WashPIRG Students
  • Ohio Valley P.E.A.C.E Group
  • 1000 Friends of Wisconsin
  • Midwest Environmental Advocates
  • Wisconsin Environment
  • Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
  • WISPIRG Student Chapters
  • Wyoming Conservation Voters