Markey: Live Earth Climate Crisis Chorus Must Be Heard by Washington

July 6, 2007
Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, issued a statment today saying that the Live Earth concerts happening tomorrow must be followed by strong action from leaders in Washington to cut global warming pollution:

"A chorus of millions is forming to end global warming," said Chairman Markey. "It's time for Congress and this President join in with the million American voters singing that the time has come for a renewable energy future free of global warming pollution. At a time when even the Police are reuniting after all these years, hopefully we can get Congress and the White House to hear this weekend's 'message in a bottle' and unite to cut heat-trapping pollution."

Chairman Markey is currently sponsor of the House bill to require the American automobile fleet to average 35 mpg and cosponsor of the Safe Climate Act, which calls for the United States to reduce global warming pollution by 80 percent or more by the middle of this century, a target scientists say we must reach in order to avoid the worst effects of global warming.