Public Interest Groups to Senate: End Climate Bill Filibuster; Americans Deserve Productive Debate on Global Warming Solutions

WASHINGTON (June 5, 2008) - The Climate Security Act of 2008 (S. 3036) -- sponsored by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Ct.) and John Warner (R-Va.) -- potentially offers an opportunity to put our nation on the path to avoid the worst consequences of global warming, but obstructionists in the Senate are blocking debate. Leading U.S. environmental, conservation, science, development, faith and grassroots advocacy organizations issued the following statement:
"The opposition in the Senate must give up its strategy of denial, delay and disinformation. Allies of the coal and oil industry are hijacking the Senate floor at a time when an overwhelming majority of Americans want our country to build a clean energy economy.
"The Senate should vote to end the filibuster immediately. Americans deserve a productive debate on how we will address the climate crisis."