U.S. Senate to Hold Speech Marathon on Climate Change

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Lawmakers’ Dedication Underscores Importance of the Issue -- EDF

Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396, sstein@edf.org

(Washington, D.C. – March 10, 2014) Almost one-third of the U.S. Senate will hold an all-nighter for climate change tonight.

At least 28 Senators have signed up to speak on the Senate floor about the need for climate action, in a session that will last all night long, until the Senate re-opens for business tomorrow.

Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), released the following statement about the planned event:

“We often say that our environmental champions show tireless commitment to their work. Tonight’s marathon gives that phrase a whole new meaning. Our Senators are sacrificing sleep and time with their families to help draw attention to the critically important issue of climate change. Their dedication is inspiring.”

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