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    May 09, 2013 | 6:52 PM

    Statement from Maggie Fox, Climate Reality Project

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2013

    CONTACT: Bill Rigler, +1-917-415-0612, press@climatereality.com 

    Earlier today, Republican Members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee boycotted the confirmation hearing of Gina McCarthy, the nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Not coincidentally, these eight Republican Senators have collectively received more than $5.2 million in contributions from Dirty Energy. The extreme weather we are experiencing isn't normal – it's dirty, polluted weather, and it's the result of carbon pollution from dirty fossil fuels.

    We call on the US Senate to act on Ms. McCarthy's nomination without further delay.

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    About The Climate Reality Project The Climate Reality Project is one of the world's leading organizations dedicated to mobilizing action around climate change. With a global movement more than 5 million strong and a grassroots network of trained Climate Leaders, we are spreading the truth and unleashing the cultural momentum to solve the climate crisis. Former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore is the Founder and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project. For more information, visit www.climaterealityproject.org or follow us on Twitter at @ClimateReality.