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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yesterday, the Budget & Policy Center’s Communication and External Relations Director Aiko Schaefer joined members of the environmental, business, labor and faith communities in a meeting with Senator Maria Cantwell to convey the urgency of passing climate change legislation this year.

The Budget & Policy Center has been working with a broad group of stakeholders to ensure that climate legislation serves to control greenhouse gas emissions and develop renewable energy technologies while also offsetting any increased energy costs to consumers.

In addition to discussing the concerns of consumers in climate change policy with the senator, Aiko also delivered this letter, signed by many of our partners, highlighting the importance of mitigating the impact of any legislation on low and moderate income households.

Stay tuned for more updates and analysis as the climate change debate in DC continues.

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