New US bill to limit carbon dioxide pollution
WWF-US welcomes the bill, saying it reflects building momentum in the US for responsible action to address global warming.
“Limits on heat-trapping carbon emissions are urgently needed to protect American communities and the wild places we love from the impacts of global warming," says
Brooks Yeager, Vice President, Global Threats at WWF-US. "By sponsoring a House Climate Stewardship Act, this bipartisan group has set the stage for the US House of Representatives to address the root cause of global warming — carbon emissions from the burning of dirty fossil fuels."
“Responsible leaders should embrace a limit on heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions and use existing solutions such as energy efficient technologies and renewable energy sources to achieve it," he adds.
The bill is a House version of the McCain-Lieberman bill, introduced to the US Senate last year. Although it did not win a vote, 43 senators supported the bill, shattering the myth that the US Senate will never seriously consider action to address the environmental problem of global warming and climate change.
Both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate must pass the bill or similar versions of it before it can become law.
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