For Immediate Release:
Contact: David Willett, 202-675-6698
Washington, DC: As the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee prepares to begin marking up the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, the Republican members of the committee have indicated they will refuse to show up for work and boycott the meetings.
The Sierra Club is distressed that these Senators are unwilling to sit down and work on this important plan for less pollution, more jobs and greater security.
The Sierra Club openly wondered what these Senators might be doing that is more important than finishing work on this historic bill and so suggested these Top Ten Possible Excuses for not showing up for work on the Clean Energy Jobs bill:
10. They are hiding in the attic with balloon boy.
Sierra Club will be inviting readers to submit their own excuses for missing work at Speedbumps, a new group in Sierra Club's online community Climate Crossroads focusing obstructionist efforts to weaken the bill.