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Michael Oko, NRDC, 202/513-6245

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

NRDC: Obama Calls for Strong, Prompt Action to Solve Global Warming, Grow Economy

WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama today delivered a strong global
warming policy announcement, reaffirming his commitment to stop the
climate crisis and invest in clean energy that will power our nation
without warming the planet, according to policy experts and scientists
at the Natural Resources Defense Council. 

policy President-elect Obama called for today, cap and trade, is
supported by NRDC. It is a declining limit on global warming pollution
that will generate revenue to fund investments in clean energy.

The following is a statement from NRDC President Frances Beinecke:

Obama's vow to begin "a new chapter in America's leadership on climate
change" demonstrates both his leadership and the priority he places on
attacking this threat to our environment, our economy and our energy
security. His call for federal cap legislation as his second major
policy announcement sends a signal to the country and the world that
the U. S. will act promptly to combat this triple threat. This shows
that President-Elect Obama understands that the fastest, best way to
turn our economy around, create jobs and solve the climate crisis is to
spur investment in our clean energy future.

To see the entire Obama announcement, go to:



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