What's Next? July 28, 2010 : 4:42 PM

Last week we learned the Senate would not proceed with comprehensive climate and energy legislation to solve the climate crisis before the August recess.

As I said in my statement, “The need to solve the climate crisis and transition to clean energy has never been more clear. The oil is still washing up on the shores of the Gulf Coast and we’ve just experienced the hottest six months on record. Our troops are fighting and dying in the Middle East and our economy is still struggling to produce jobs. I continue to urge the President to provide leadership on this issue and urge the Senate to make this issue a priority for the remainder of this Congress. Ultimately—and sooner rather than later—these issues simply must be dealt with. Our national security, our economic recovery and the future of the United States of America—and indeed the future of human civilization on this Earth—depends on our country taking leadership. And that, in turn, depends on the United States Senate acting. The truth about the climate crisis—inconvenient as ever—must be faced.”

Our campaign to build the political will to solve the climate crisis continues and I urge you to work with us.