Senator George Lemieux
Russell Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Lemieux,
We are business leaders from companies of all sizes and many sectors throughout Florida urging you to work with your colleagues and in particular with Senators Graham (R-SC), Kerry (D-MA), and Lieberman (I-CT) to craft a pragmatic, bipartisan solution to comprehensively address our energy and climate challenges. We need to address how America can create new energy jobs, cut carbon emissions and increase our energy independence. We need to address the importance of new and existing energy resources, and as businesses need certainty, we need to address it this year.
After the recess, we ask that you give thoughtful consideration to their proposal on comprehensive energy and climate legislation.
Strong energy and climate legislation will create millions of new American jobs by providing market certainty and enabling a transition to a new energy economy. By sending the right market signals, Congress can unlock investments in new energy innovations and drive business growth allowing us to expand operations and create new jobs right here in Florida.
Today, the United States is falling behind in the global race to lead the new clean energy economy. In order for American business to unleash a new industrial revolution in energy, we need cooperative and coordinated action in the public policy and business arenas. We are ready to compete in the global marketplace, and we urge you to act so that we can win the race for a new clean energy economy. We stand ready to work with you to build this vital and growing economic sector.
Now is the time to act. Together, we can lead.