Leadership On Climate Change Has Been Absent In White House, Says Menendez

Leadership On Climate Change Has Been Absent In White House, Says Menendez

Following President's speech at climate-change conference, Menendez calls for mandatory emissions cuts

Washington - President Bush today spoke at the end of a climate change conference hosted by the White House. The president called for a world effort to reduce emissions, even though he opposes mandatory emissions reduction plans.

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and strong proponent of additional government action to reduce emissions and combat climate change, made the following statement following the president's speech:

"As our shores are threatened, as our wildlife is in danger and as our weather becomes more extreme, this administration has refused to lead with bold proposals to save our planet," said Menendez. "If President Bush wants to show real leadership on climate change he must embrace mandatory emissions cuts domestically. The United States must lead the way through action as well as diplomacy. Lip service alone will not save the world from the effects of catastrophic climate change."

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