For Immediate Release

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Kierán Suckling,, (520) 275-5960

Strong Climate Legislation Needed, But Senate Proposals Fell Far Short

WASHINGTON - In response to news today that the Senate will not
take up climate legislation before the August recess, Center for Biological
Diversity Executive Director Kierán Suckling issued the following

“While strong climate legislation is clearly needed,
the proposals under consideration in the Senate fell well-short of what is
needed.  We are far better served by a
science-based approach under the existing Clean Air Act, than by a bill that
continues to subsidize and pander to the oil and coal industries and other


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“Any bill truly aimed at dealing with global warming
 must build upon – not gut – our
existing foundation of environmental protections. And, importantly, it must
achieve the greenhouse pollution reductions necessary to avert dangerous climate
disruption. That means reducing carbon dioxide concentrations that currently
stand at 392 parts per million to below 350 parts per million.  Nothing
less will do.”


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