NRDC Responds to Selection of Congressman Waxman as Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee

Erin Allweiss, 202-513-6254 or 202-277-8370 (cell)

WASHINGTON (November 20, 2008) -- In response to the Selection of Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement from Karen Wayland, Legislative Director:
“Chairman Waxman has been a leader on global warming for many years, and we look forward to working closely with him in this new role. Our nation faces many challenges, including the climate crisis, and Congressman Waxman understands that we can’t delay in taking on these issues. After many years of working with Congressman Dingell on toxics, endangered species, and EPA-related issues, we recognize his important contributions. We will continue to work with him and others in Congress on our nation’s most pressing environmental, energy and global warming challenges.”

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