For Immediate Release
Kathleen O'Neil, Associate Director, Media Relations National Parks Conservation Association 202.419.3717
National Parks Conservation Association Applauds EPA’s Finding on Greenhouse Gas Threat to Human Health
WASHINGTON - Statement of Mark Wenzler, Director of Clean Air and Climate Programs, National Parks Conservation Association:
"We applaud U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa
Jackson for taking the first step today toward regulating carbon
dioxide and other greenhouse gases. For years, our national parks have
clearly demonstrated the effects of climate change, from disappearing
glaciers in Glacier National Park to record floods in Mount Rainier
National Park and dwindling wolf and moose populations in Isle Royale
National Park on Lake Superior.
"With this decision, the Obama Administration has shown it is living
up to its commitment to make decisions based on sound science. We hope
Congress will take up this work now, and pass a strong clean energy and
jobs legislation that will reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions
and alleviate the impacts of global warming on our nation, including
our national parks."
For more information on the impact of climate change on national parks, visit http://www.npca.org/globalwarming/
For more information on EPA's proposed findings about greenhouse gas emissions, visit the agency's web site at: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/0EF7DF675805295D8525759B00566924
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