For Immediate Release
Obama Administration Offers Opportunities to Advance Environmental Issues
Comments by Defenders of Wildlife President Rodger Schlickeisen
WASHINGTON - The historic victories of President-elect Barack Obama
and environmental champions in Congress create a new era of opportunity for
environmental priorities, according to Defenders of Wildlife president Rodger
"A new day is dawning in
Congress and the White House. Environmental champions won major victories at the
polls yesterday, and the prospects for environmental progress in 2009 look
"Under the Obama
administration, with help from environmental leaders in Congress, we will have
the opportunity to advance longstanding priorities including tackling global
warming, safeguarding endangered species and better protecting wildlife on
public lands. Taking decisive action on these issues will not only support a legacy
of environmental protections, it will also help
America's economy grow in a healthy, sustainable manner
that works for all Americans.
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"Let's be clear - we have
a lot of work ahead of us. We've just had eight years of the most
anti-environmental presidency America has ever seen. Reversing the damage done by the
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"Defenders of Wildlife
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