Pelosi Statement on Gore Testimony on Global Warming

March 21, 2007
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on former Vice President Al Gore's testimony on global warming at a Energy and Commerce Committee hearing today:

'As a global leader on combating climate change, Al Gore has been both an educator and an agitator - spurring so many to take real action.  Today, he presented Congress with challenging and creative ideas, and made a compelling case for the urgency to act.

'In the House, we have begun the hard work of addressing the challenge of global warming.  The newly created Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming will raise the visibility of these urgent issues and gather critical information to protect America's security.  Other committees of jurisdiction are working to report legislation by June.

'The time to take that action is now.  We hold our children's future in our hands - not our grandchildren, or great-grandchildren, but our own children.  As the most adaptable creatures on the planet, it is time for us to adapt.'