House takes historic vote on global warming

Environment Colorado

 “Today, Congress took an historic step toward a clean energy economy and a healthy future for America by passing the American Clean Energy and Security Act by a vote of 219 to 212.  We applaud the Colorado Representatives who voted for this critical legislation, yet we are disappointed with Representatives Salazar, Coffman, and Lamborn for opposing this critical legislation.”

“The America Clean Energy and Security Act will help kick start $150 billion in clean energy investments across the country, creating 1.7 million jobs nationwide. Colorado, which already has tens of thousands of hard working people in the New Energy Economy, could see the creation of up to 28,000 additional jobs.”

“We learn to walk before we can run. This historic act by Congress gets us up on our feet and heading strongly toward a clean energy economy.”

“Tomorrow, we look forward to building even more support for even stronger solutions.”