Saturday, July 24, 2010

Romanoff Vows to Make Climate Change a Top Priority

U.S Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff issued the following statement today upon the Senate Democrats' decision not to pursue climate-change legislation this year:
One of the worst disasters in American history has left our nation heartbroken and angry. In the U.S. Senate, however, it's business as usual. Yesterday we received word that the United States Senate shot down a proposal that would put caps on carbon emissions.

It's been three months since an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon sent millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. And it's been more than a year since the House of Representatives passed a bill to move the United States in a different direction: to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel and accelerate our transition to renewable energy.

The Senate shot down a proposal to invest in energy efficiency and energy conversation. I will take up that cause -- and make climate change legislation a top priority -- in January 2011.