NWF Welcomes Markey to Head New Energy and Environment Subcommittee

"The National Wildlife Federation commends Chairman Waxman for putting a climate champion in charge of this critical new subcommittee," said Adam Kolton. "Rep. Markey has a one-of-a-kind opportunity to unify oversight of climate, energy, air quality, and water issues under a single panel."

01-09-2009 // Aileo Weinmann

WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), new chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has announced a reorganization of the committee that includes a new Energy and Environment Subcommittee to be chaired by Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA).

Adam Kolton, the National Wildlife Federation's senior director of congressional and federal affairs, said today:

"The National Wildlife Federation commends Chairman Waxman for putting a climate champion in charge of this critical new subcommittee. Rep. Markey has a one-of-a-kind opportunity to unify oversight of climate, energy, air quality, and water issues under a single panel.

"We look forward to working closely with Rep. Markey as Congress moves closer to passing comprehensive global warming legislation. The most important thing America can do in 2009 to galvanize investment in clean energy technology is to enact a cap-and-invest plan that reduces global warming pollution, grows clean energy technologies that will recharge our economy and invests in America's natural resources."

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January 9, 2009
For Immediate Release

Contact: Miles Grant, National Wildlife Federation, grantm@nwf.org

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