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[GreenYes] Fwd: Breaking News: Major U.S. Companies Call for Global Warming Action

>Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 14:05:14 GMT
>From: "Fred Krupp, Environmental Defense"
>To: "Alan Muller" <amuller@no.address>
>Subject: Breaking News: Major U.S. Companies Call for Global Warming Action

[Please note that I am not endorsing or
commenting on this, just passing it along...//Alan]

>**Breaking News**
>Ten Major U.S. Companies Join Environmental
>Defense and Others to Endorse Mandatory Limits
>on America's Global Warming Pollution.
>Watch press conference live this morning on CSPAN at 11:30am Eastern.
>Dear Alan,
>Major U.S. businesses support national global warming action.
><>Read more.
>I want to share with you some exciting and truly
>historic news on our campaign to stop global warming.
>This morning, ten major U.S. businesses and four
>national environmental organizations issued a
>joint report,
>Call to Action (pdf file), calling on the
>federal government to quickly pass strong
>national legislation to cut global warming pollution.
>You can watch the press conference live this
>morning on CSPAN at 11:30am Eastern. You will
>also be able to
>it online at
>The companies involved in today's announcement
>are well-known Fortune 500 corporations: Alcoa,
>BP America, Caterpillar, Duke Energy, DuPont,
>Florida Power and Light, General Electric,
>Lehman Brothers, Pacific Gas & Electric, and PNM Resources.
>They have joined Environmental Defense, the
>World Resources Institute, Pew Center on Global
>Climate Change, and Natural Resources Defense
>Council to form an unprecedented alliance ­ the
>United States Climate Action Partnership (US-CAP).
>In today's announcement, the partners pledged to
>work together to support six recommendations for national action:
> * Account for the global dimensions of
> climate change ? the U.S. government should
> become more involved in international agreements to fight global warming;
> * Recognize the importance of technology ?
> the cost-effective deployment of existing
> energy efficient technologies should be a priority;
> * Be environmentally effective ? establish a
> mandatory cap that guarantees emissions will be
> cut and other measures to facilitate reaching the needed targets;
> * Create economic opportunity and advantage
> ? a climate protection program must use the
> power of the market to establish clear targets and timeframes;
> * Be fair ? global warming solutions must
> account for the disproportionate impact of both
> global warming and emissions reductions on some
> economic sectors, geographic regions, and income groups; and
> * Encourage early action ? prior to the
> effective date of mandatory pollution limits,
> every reasonable effort should be made to reduce emissions.
>This unique cooperation of business and
>environmental leaders sends a clear signal to
>Congress: legislative action to cut America's
>global warming pollution is urgently needed.
>Environmental Defense is thrilled to have played
>a role in building this unprecedented
>partnership and will look to take full advantage
>of the added momentum this brings to our efforts
>to pass meaningful global warming legislation this year.
>For more on this announcement,
><>go to our website.
>Our work to fight global warming is made
>possible through the support of our dedicated
>members and online activists. I cannot thank you
>enough for your tremendous support.
>I look forward to working with you as the 110th
>Congress begins to debate global warming and
>moves to enact the mandatory caps we need to cut
>emissions. This will be the test of this
>Congress on the top environmental priority of our generation.
>Fred Krupp
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