Statement of EDF president Fred Krupp on today’s historic climate march

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September 21, 2014
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396,

“Today, tens of thousands of Americans gathered in New York City to show the world how much we care about the problem of climate change, and to demand action from the world leaders meeting this week at the United Nations. I was honored to march alongside hundreds of members of our EDF family to add our voice to the growing chorus of those who are tired of the politics of denial and delay.

“We are in the race of our lives against climate change. It already affects all of us – every person, in every country. It is having an impact on our health, our safety, our economy, our food supply, and those impacts will surely grow exponentially if we do not reduce climate pollution dramatically, starting now. And yet today’s march made me more optimistic than ever that we can meet this challenge.

“The determination, the strength, and especially the hope that I saw today were inspiring. They renewed my faith in the work we do every day at EDF to protect our environment. Now that I have marched with all of you, I look forward even more to working with all of you, until the goals we set for ourselves today are met and we turn the corner to a safe and stable climate.” 

                -  Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund  

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