Chief executives from two top American manufacturing companies are featured in a national advertising campaign that calls on Congress to drive economic growth with a cap on global warming pollution. Robert Lane of Deere & Company and Alexander M. "Sandy" Cutler of Eaton Corporation - along with Frank Knapp, president of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce - say that solving climate change is an opportunity to jumpstart the U.S. economy, and that America can own the energy technologies that will power the 21st century. "We joined this effort because green is not only good for the environment, it's also good business," says Cutler, whose industrial manufacturing company has 70,000 employees. The campaign, which is sponsored by the Environmental Defense Action Fund, comes as the Senate prepares to vote on the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, which would substantially reduce U.S. emissions through an emissions cap-and-trade system. The House of Representatives is scheduled to begin debating a similar plan next month. The ad has begun running in dozens of key congressional districts across the country, as well as in Washington, D.C.
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