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President Obama's First 100 Days: A Fast Start on Energy and the Environment

NRDC Launches New Online Timeline to Track Top Actions

WASHINGTON - In his first 100 days, President Obama has set a bold agenda on the
environment, laying out a comprehensive energy and climate plan as one
of his top policy priorities, according to policy analysts at the
Natural Resources Defense Council. His administration has moved quickly
to limit global warming pollution, reduce America's dependence on oil,
protect public health, and invest in clean energy sources -- from the
sun, wind and water. But many issues lay ahead, including resolving the
Interior Department's decision to take gray wolves off the Endangered
Species List.

Following is a statement by Wesley Warren, director of programs for the Natural Resources Defense Council:

"In
just 100 days, President Obama has swung the door open on energy,
environment and climate that will move America in a new direction on
these critical issues. Amid great challenges, Obama has set a new
course for America that will lead to a new approach to energy, create
millions of jobs, and reduce the carbon pollution that threatens
people's health and the climate."

NRDC has launched a timeline of the top environmental and energy actions taken in President Obama's first 100 days, here: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/100days.php

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