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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BICEP Coalition Letter Urges Senators to Oppose S.J Res. 26

June 9, 2010 – Ceres president Mindy Lubber's letter on behalf of the companies in BICEP, expressing deep concerns about Senate consideration of S.J.Res 26, a resolution to enjoin EPA from taking any action on regulating carbon.
BOSTON Jun 09, 2010

Dear Senators:

We are writing to express our deep concerns about Senate consideration of S.J.Res 26, a resolution to enjoin EPA from taking any action on regulating carbon.

Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) companies have worked in broad coalition for passage of comprehensive climate and energy legislation because we believe it is critical to our ongoing business and critical to job creation and innovation in the United States.

It is important to underscore that we have always believed strongly that Congress should lead on setting climate and energy policy for the United States and this should not be done through an administrative or regulatory process.  However, we believe that significant legislative progress is being made and feel that consideration of this resolution now, is a distraction and will jeopardize and hinder progress toward this goal.

We therefore urge you to oppose [or support a motion to table] this resolution and urge you to remain focused on the vital task of passing comprehensive climate and energy legislation that will create jobs, cut pollution, and secure our nation and send it to the President for his signature this year.

Sincerely,

Mindy S. Lubber
On behalf of Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP)
President, Ceres

About Ceres and BICEP

Ceres is the largest coalition of investors, environmental and public interest organizations in North America. BICEP members include Levi Strauss & Co., Nike, Starbucks, Best Buy Co., Inc., Target Corp., The Timberland Company, Aspen Skiing Company, Clif Bar & Company, eBay, Gap Inc., Jones Lang LaSalle, The North Face, Seventh Generation, Ben and Jerry's, Eileen Fisher, Stonyfield Farm Inc., Symantec and Outdoor Industry Association.

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