Friday, April 24, 2009
Former Vice President Al Gore is endorsing a House bill that would curb the gases blamed for global warming.
Gore, who won a Nobel Prize for his work on global warming, is scheduled to testify before a House panel Friday morning. In testimony prepared for delivery at the hearing, Gore says the legislation will simultaneously solve the problems of climate, economy and national security.
Gore's backing comes after three days of hearings where experts, Republicans and moderate Democrats expressed concern that the bill will drive up energy costs. Gore's celebrity on the issue of climate change could generate much needed public support for the legislation.