Environmental Defense Applauds Passage of Energy Bill

December 18, 2007

Tony Kreindler 202-572-3378 (office) or 202-210-5791 (cell)

(Washington – December 18, 2007) Environmental Defense today applauded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the passage of legislation that will promote fuel efficiency and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
“Speaker Pelosi has helped move America toward a cleaner energy future,” said Steve Cochran, national climate campaign director at Environmental Defense.
The speaker has said the energy bill will lay the groundwork for the Congress to move forward next year with comprehensive action on global warming. “We look forward to working with her in 2008 to put a cap on global warming pollution, the next big step on the road to solving climate change,” Cochran said.

Environmental Defense, a leading national nonprofit organization, represents more than 500,000 members.  Since 1967, Environmental Defense has linked science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships to create breakthrough solutions to the most serious environmental problems.  www.environmentaldefense.org