Statement by FPL Group Chairman and CEO Lew Hay on passage of Waxman-Markey bill
- By Abby Gessner -
Lew Hay, chairman and CEO of FPL Group, has issued the following statement on passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009:
“This is a historic day for the United States. Our country is faced with a triple threat of challenges: an economy in recession, a warming planet, and an overdependence on foreign energy. The legislation passed by the House today will begin to address all three.
“America’s success depends on building a clean-energy economy for the 21st century. The American Clean Energy and Security Act will help create jobs, foster more domestic energy production from the wind and the sun, and address the climate threat head-on. While no legislation is perfect, this bill is a critical step in the right direction.
“I appreciate the strong leadership shown by House Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Hoyer and Chairmen Waxman and Markey to accomplish what many said couldn’t be done – passing a comprehensive energy and climate bill this year. I look forward to similar success in the Senate and to President Obama’s signing the legislation into law.”