Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following remarks regarding the death Tuesday of Phil Clapp, deputy managing director of the Pew Environment Group.

Senator Boxer said: "I was so saddened to learn today of the loss of Phil Clapp. Phil's leadership on environmental issues here and around the world, especially in the fight to protect our planet from the ravages of global warming, will always be remembered and will make a lasting contribution. My thoughts are with Phil's family and Phil's colleagues at the Pew Environment Group at this difficult time."

Philip Clapp was a founder of the National Environmental Trust and served as its president from 1994 until NET's merger with Pew Environment Group in 2008.