WASHINGTON - Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement after attending today's meeting at the White House to discuss a way forward on energy and climate legislation:
"I thought today's meeting at the White House with President Obama and several of my Senate colleagues was a positive and productive one," said Sen. Carper. "It provided us with an important opportunity to discuss our various visions for a way forward on energy and climate legislation. There were a lot of valuable ideas suggested at this meeting and I think that if we focus on our areas of common agreement we can be successful in passing much needed legislation later this year. At the end of the day it is critical that Congress work with the President to find a way to reduce our dependence on oil, reduce harmful air pollution that is detrimental to our health and our environment, and put Americans back to work building clean energy equipment to sell here and export around the world, equipment that's stamped 'Made in the U.S.A.'"