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For Immediate Release, December 14, 2009

Contact: Bill Snape,, (202) 536-9351

Murkowski Seeks to Thwart Efforts to Curb Carbon Pollution

WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following statement today from Executive Director Kierán Suckling in response to Senator Lisa Murkowski’s attempt to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act.

“It is a sad day when a United States senator attempts to stop a federal agency from enforcing one of our nation’s most successful and cost-effective laws – the Clean Air Act. We applaud the EPA for moving forward to implement the Clean Air Act to avert catastrophic runaway global warming and protect the air our children breathe. Unlike the current anemic Senate bills, the Clean Air Act is the only existing tool that can ensure that the United States develops a truly science-based greenhouse-pollution cap.”

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 240,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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