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31 Major Environmental Groups Urge Senate to Finish Climate Bill

After a weekend climate rally on the Mall in Washington attended by 150,000 people – including at least two blue Navii people – the 31 major environmental groups in the US today sent a letter to congress demanding that it return to the table on the climate bill before the summer recess, citing the Senate’s “profound responsibility to future generations to enact policies that enhance our economic, environmental and national security”.

The letter was signed by the key representatives of all of the major environmental groups – the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Environment America. The activist groups signed on; led by 1Sky, Climate Solutions and the Alliance for Climate Protection.


They were joined by the groups that have expertize in the field of climate policy – the Union of Concerned Scientists, Environmental Defense Fund, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Center for International Environmental Law and the Pew Environment Group.

The religious group that is itself an alliance of all the major religious groups who are concerned with the ethical aspects of climate protection – Interfaith Power and Light added its signature.

Also on board are all the  environmental groups dealing with water issues, such as Ocean Conservancy, Oceana, Ocean Conservancy, American Rivers, Blue Green Alliance and Clean Water Action.

And all of the minority groups concerned with climate social justice like Green for All (led – till his ouster – by Van Jones) the National Tribal Environmental Council and Native American Rights Fund.

All of the environmental groups with conservation as their primary concern also weighed in; the National Audubon Society, World Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Federation, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the Trust for Public Land and the League of Conservation Voters.

All of these environmental groups agree. The next few months represent the very best chance this country will have of finally getting on board with the rest of the civilized world on stopping climate change.

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