In January 2007, we issued our Call for Action in which we joined together to call for “prompt enactment of national legislation in the United States to slow, stop and reverse the growth of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the shortest time reasonably achievable.” We are issuing this Blueprint for Legislative Action to reinforce that commitment and to provide decision makers in the Administration and Congress with a framework for legislation that can achieve this objective. It is intended as a guide for the development of legislation in the 111th Congress that can become law.
Our Blueprint is a balanced and integrated approach to key linked issues that must be addressed in any national climate legislation. This Blueprint is the consensus product of a diverse group of companies and non-governmental organizations.We understand that we do not include all stakeholders.
We also understand that it is for Congress to write legislation and that the issues are complex and the process dynamic. Accordingly, we want to be clear that this is not the only possible path forward and we stand ready to work with the Administration, Congress, and other stakeholders to develop environmentally protective, economically sustainable, and fair climate change legislation.