Doug Siglin, director of federal legislative affairs for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, said: "Global climate change poses significant threats both to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and to those who live in this region. The Lieberman-Warner legislation is a significant step forward in the United States' effort to reduce the effects of climate change and sea level rise. Increasingly, scientists are expressing concern that climate change is likely to produce severe regional weather events, cause flooding of wetlands and other low-lying areas, and make the job of restoring the Chesapeake Bay even more difficult. CBF is particularly pleased that the bill allocates a significant amount of funding derived from its emission allowance auction to states and federal agencies in the Chesapeake Bay region to help mitigate the impacts to aquatic and terrestrial wildlife and habitats. We commend committee members John Warner (R-VA) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), for their co-sponsorship of the legislation, and look forward to working with them and other senators to further strengthen the bill as it moves through the legislative process."