Washington, DC – Ahead of debate of the Lieberman-Warner America’s Climate Security Act in the Senate this week, the Center for American Progress and Center for American Progress Action Fund have released a series of energy and climate change documents:
· Dan Weiss examines the question of whether campaign contributions by the energy industry will affect how Senators vote this week including Senator McCain (R-AZ), who has received $333,489 from the automobile industry in 2008, and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has received $517,427 in his time as Senator from electric companies. See the list of contributions by industry here: http://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/2008/campaigncontrobutions.html
· Kit Batten, Benjamin Goldstein, and Bracken Hendricks examine how we can use revenue from cap-and-trade auctions to help America’s economy, including a state by state analysis of revenue gained: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/06/auction_revenue_report.html
· Dan Weiss looks at Ten Industry Arguments Against Action on Global Warming … and Why They Are Wrong: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/05/boxer_myths.html
· Joe Romm writes for the Center for American Progress Action Fund about how nuclear power is not the answer as we move towards a green economy: http://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/2008/nuclear_power_report.html
To speak with our experts on these issues and others related to debate of Lieberman-Warner, please contact John Neurohr at email@example.com.