Wednesday, November 14, 2007

NWF Campaign Targets "Final 50" House Lawmakers to Sponsor Global Warming Bills

Want to know which "Final 50" members of the House of Representatives stand between the status quo and real action to stop global warming? Good, because the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) wants to name names.

NWF just launched a campaign to build support for global warming legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The "Final 50" campaign targets 50 representatives who have supported solutions to global warming - renewable energy, energy efficiency, etc. - but have yet to join the 170 other representatives who have co-sponsored either the Waxman (HR 1590, equivalent to Boxer-Sanders in the Senate) or the Olver-Gilchrest (HR 620, equivalent to McCain-Lieberman) cap-and-trade climate bills.

If the Final 50 sign on to global warming legislation, that would push the total number of representatives supporting climate change bills to 220, a majority of the 435-person U.S. House of Representatives.

Head to the Final Fifty site or read on below to see if your representative is one of the Final Fifty.

NWF's "Final Fifty":

Jason Altmire
Joe Baca
John Barrow
Melissa Bean
Judy Biggert
Mary Bono
Ginny Brown-Waite
Vern Buchanan
Jim Cooper
Tom Davis
Charles Dent
Joe Donnelly
Mike Ferguson
Vito Fossella
Rodney Frelinghuysen
Jim Gerlach
Gabrielle Giffords
Charles Gonzalez
Bart Gordon
Tim Holden
Darlene Hooley
Bob Inglis
Tim Johnson
Marcy Kaptur
Dale Kildee
Carolyn Kilpatrick
Peter King
Tim Mahoney
John McHugh
John Murtha
James Oberstar
Collin Peterson
Tom Petri
Todd Platts
Ciro Rodriguez
Mike Ross
John Salazar
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
David Scott
Chris Smith
Vic Snyder
Zack Space
John Spratt
Bart Stupak
Betty Sutton
Tom Udall
Fred Upton
Melvin Watt
Heather Wilson
Frank Wolf

Head to www.final50.org to see the profiles of the representatives and to take action.

1 comment:

Alexander M. Tinker said...

Meanwhile, while we face the greatest civilizational challenge of all history, and are at war with two (soon to be three?) countries, a dozen or so representatives spent their time on the floor last Tuesday praising the Boston Red Sox officially by passing HR 782.

We have our work cut out for us!