Inslee’s office sent the following:
Rep. Inslee Joins Speaker Pelosi’s Delegation to Copenhagen
(Washington, DC) – This evening, Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA) will be joining Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Congressional delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The delegation will spend several days, beginning Thursday December 17th, meeting with lawmakers and scientists from around the world to address climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases.
“I’m honored by the Speaker’s invitation to join her on this critical trip to Copenhagen,” said Rep. Inslee. “This year the House took a major step in addressing global warming while laying the foundation to become the leader in the new energy economy. Copenhagen is a real opportunity to address what the facts are telling us; the earth is warming and humans are primarily responsible.”
Congressman Inslee, a respected member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, member of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), and was one of the lead proponents of H.R. 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.
“An international agreement to address global warming will drive the growth of the clean tech industry, allowing America’s innovative and entrepreneurial talents to flourish,” Rep Inslee continued. “We are in a race with other countries to capture these clean tech jobs, and Washington State is well positioned to lead.”