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Big Biz Joins Call for Global Warming Caps

January 22, 2007

In an unprecedented alliance, big business is joining the battle against global warming. Today, ten major US corporations, including Alcoa, BP America, Caterpillar and General Electric, are teaming up with conservationists to call for cuts in global warming pollutants. Francis Beinecke is head of the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of the groups involved in today's announcement:

"We have the technology and the know-how to move our economy forward and reduce global warming emissions safely and affordably, starting right now."

David Celebrezze with the Ohio Environmental Council says a growing number of state businesses are putting a priority on reducing global warming and he believes state government can do more to encourage them.

"Things like giving incentives not only for the individual consumer to purchase high-mile-per-gallon vehicles, but also give industry some incentive to produce energy-efficient products."

Celebrezze adds Ohio is the third biggest culprit in global warming emissions nationwide, and the state could make the biggest difference by replacing older coal power plants with coal gasification and wind energy.

Today's statement calls for short and long-term emission reduction targets, a boost in federal support for clean energy research, and an effort to help developing countries reduce global warming pollution.

Rob Ferrett/Eric Mack, Public News Service - OH