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Earthjustice Applauds President Obama's Latest Action to Cut Carbon Pollution


Today, President Obama will issue an Executive Order to significantly cut carbon pollution from the government sector. The order directs federal agencies to increase the use of renewable energy sources to 25% of its portfolio by 2025. Several major companies that supply the federal government are also making voluntary commitments to reduce carbon pollution.

Earthjustice has long advocated for the reduced carbon emissions associated with increased efficiency in federal buildings, and issued the following statement from Abigail Dillen, Earthjustice's Vice President of Litigation for Climate & Energy:

"Earthjustice applauds President Obama for issuing an Executive Order today that aims to make a significant cut in carbon pollution - the pollution responsible for climate change - from the government sector. The President recognizes that the federal government can lead the way in expanding our use of clean, renewable energy, a key step on the path to end our nation's unnecessary dependence on fossil fuels that harm our health and the environment."

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.