Gore blogs for Waxman-Markey

Al Gore has written a last minute blog post urging passage of Waxman-Markey.

Gore emphasized that, while the bill isn't perfect, it's the only option:
Today is an historic opportunity to pass truly meaningful legislation to limit global warming pollution, vastly expand our use of renewable energy, and use energy far more efficiently. A victory today in the House of Representatives on the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act would represent an essential first step towards solving the climate crisis. This bill doesn't solve every problem, but passage today means that we build momentum for the debate coming up in the Senate and negotiations for the treaty talks in December which will put in place a global solution to the climate crisis.

There is no back-up plan. There is not a stronger bill waiting to pass the House of Representatives. It's time to get started on a plan that will create jobs, increase our national security, and build the clean energy economy that will Repower America.

Gore--along with President Obama, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis--is reportedly also making phone calls to undecided Democrats,