EDF Statement on President Obama’s Climate Resilience Fund Proposal and Drought Relief Announcement

February 14, 2014

Joaquin McPeek, 916-492-7173, jmcpeek@edf.org

“President Obama’s announcement recognizes the crucial role California’s farmers and ranchers play in meeting our needs for food, water and a healthy environment. The Golden State remains the epicenter of the country’s agricultural economy, but severe drought and extreme weather continue to threaten that prosperity.

“President Obama’s pledge acknowledges that, with the right resources, our farmers and ranchers can help feed a growing population while creating a more resilient environment.”

David Festa, Vice President, West Coast & Ecosystems, Environmental Defense Fund

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