Senator Kerry Pledges to Follow Capitulation with Compromise
For Immediate Release
June 29, 2010
Scott Baumgartner, [email protected], 202-222-0751
Kim Huynh, [email protected], 202-222-0723
Friends of the Earth Responds to Senator Kerry’s ‘Compromise’ Comments
Washington, D.C.—After a White House meeting focused on climate and energy legislation today, Senator John Kerry offered the following, concise summary of Senate Democrats’ climate strategy: “We believe we have compromised significantly, and we’re prepared to compromise further.” (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/39165.html)
Friends of the Earth’s president, Erich Pica, had the following response:
“Capitulate, then compromise is not a strategy that will produce a real climate bill. It’s time for senators to stop caving to corporate polluters and start listening to the people they represent who are demanding clean, safe energy and jobs.”
Pica noted that Friends of the Earth and a broad coalition of allied organizations have set forth seven principles describing what real climate legislation must achieve. Those principles are available at http://climaterealitycheck.org/.
Friends of the Earth and our network of grassroots groups in 77 countries fight to create a more healthy, just world. Our current campaigns focus on clean energy and solutions to global warming, protecting people from toxic and new, potentially harmful technologies, and promoting smarter, low-pollution transportation alternatives.