Al Gore Statement on Start of Historic Debate on Climate Change in the U.S. Senate
June 2, 2008

Washington, DC - The following statement was released today from Former Vice President Al Gore regarding the debate scheduled to start today on the Senate floor:

"I want to commend Senator Boxer for her leadership of the Environment and Public Works Committee. Thanks to her vision and dedication, we have the first global warming bill in history that is comprehensive, bipartisan and that enjoys support across the country--from labor and agriculture to the business and the environmental communities. Of course the bill needs to be stronger, but it's vital that Congress begin to act. While it's important that people change their light bulbs, it's even more important that we change the laws."

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