Obama Climate Plan a Key Milestone on Path to Secure Climate Future

“President Obama is following through on his pledge to act and this is an important step in the journey to end industrial carbon pollution."

06-25-2013 // Miles Grant

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President Obama today unveils his plan to confront climate change by cutting industrial carbon pollution, ramping up clean energy, and using climate-smart conservation strategies.

Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, is attending the release event at Georgetown University and said today:

“President Obama is following through on his pledge to act and this is an important step in the journey to end industrial carbon pollution. Cutting the pollution that’s fueling global warming is critical to protect not only the communities, infrastructure and economy that support our livelihoods, but the wildlife, birds and fish that sustain our spirits.

“America’s economy is growing at a time when our carbon emissions are falling. That’s proof we don’t need more dirty energy to fuel our economy—we need more of the clean energy and efficient technology that’s already creating jobs and saving families money.

“With strengthening superstorms like Sandy, Midwest farms facing an increasingly vicious flood/drought cycle, and intensifying wildfires out West, it’s time for the federal government to face our new climate reality. President Obama’s plan captures the scale of what is needed to protect our communities and safeguard wildlife, and prepare for the climate impacts we’re already seeing.”

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