Progress April 13, 2009 : 6:12 PM

President Obama made cap-and-trade a centerpiece of his budget and Henry Waxman and Ed Markey, two powerful chairman and senior members of the House of Representatives, have introduced new climate legislation.

Both proposals would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 80 percent by 2050 and 20 percent by 2020, taking a massive step towards reducing the impact of the climate crisis. These bills are a testament to the hard work of all the members of the Alliance for Climate protection have done to bring the climate crisis to the forefront of our national dialogue. Working together we have moved the debate.

The hardest part of this fight is yet to come and the legislative process is never easy, but we are much farther along right now than I’d ever imagined we would be.