Boxer Statement on Newest Members of US Climate Action Partnership
14 More Companies and Organizations Join in Call for Mandatory Limits on Global Warming Pollution
May 8, 2007
U.S. Senate Committee on
Environment and Public Works
Boxer Statement on Newest Members of
US Climate Action Partnership
14 More Companies and Organizations Join in
Call for Mandatory Limits on Global Warming Pollution
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following remarks regarding the addition of 14 new members to the US Climate Action Partnership (US-CAP). US-CAP is a group of businesses and leading environmental organizations calling for strong national legislation to require significant reductions of global warming pollution.
Senator Boxer said: “The addition of so many of the world’s leading companies to the US Climate Action Partnership is a powerful sign of the growing momentum for strong, mandatory action to control global warming pollution. The US-CAP’s recommendations closely mirror the targets in the Sanders-Boxer global warming bill and the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, calling for a 60 to 80 percent cut in global warming pollution by 2050 to stabilize the planet’s climate. The Senate is taking notice, and we will respond to this challenge. We will have a second hearing soon so Senators can hear from US-CAP members who have not yet appeared before the committee.”
With today’s additions, USCAP has doubled its membership to include new members American International Group (AIG), Alcan, Boston Scientific, ConocoPhillips, Deere & Company, The Dow Chemical Company, General Motors Corp., Johnson & Johnson, Marsh, PepsiCo, Shell and Siemens, along with The Nature Conservancy and the National Wildlife Federation.
The founding members of USCAP include Alcoa, BP America, Caterpillar, Duke Energy, DuPont, FPL Group, Inc., General Electric, PG&E, and PNM Resources, along with four leading non-governmental organizations – Environmental Defense, Natural Resources Defense Council, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and World Resources Institute.