“Chairmen Waxman and Markey and members of their committee have broken the federal logjam on global warming legislation. Their long overdue, common-sense policy addresses not only the global threat of climate change, but the economic vitality and national security of our nation.
“We are particularly pleased with the timing of this legislation. It sends an important signal to the world’s nations, who gather for climate talks in Bonn next month, that the United States is ready to play a full part in crafting a new treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
"The Waxman-Markey bill recognizes that the fossil-fueled, business-as-usual U.S. economy has to change to grow and thrive. It will reassure a world waiting for leadership from its most powerful nation."