For Immediate Release


Erin Allweiss, NRDC, 202-513-6254

President Obama Announces Historic Budget

Commits to Advance Clean Energy, Cap Global Warming Pollution

WASHINGTON -  n response to President Obama's
announcement unveiling his budget proposal, Wesley Warren, Director of
Programs for the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued the
following statement:

Obama’s budget is the first in history to make critical investments in
our clean energy future and tackle global warming head on. The
president’s unprecedented commitment to capping carbon emissions will
create new revenue that will be used to invest in clean, alternative
energy and spur our economic recovery.
challenges we face have brought unique opportunities, and President
Obama’s bold call for a clean energy economy will create jobs at home
and restore America’s place in the world as leaders and innovators.

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