“For the third year in a row, President Trump has addressed Congress and failed to mention one of the biggest threats facing us – climate change. It was another squandered opportunity to show American leadership for the clean energy future.
“Since the last State of the Union address, we’ve seen more extreme weather events, more severe damage linked to climate change, and two comprehensive reports stressing how urgent the problem has gotten – including one report from President Trump’s own administration. We are long, long past the time when ignoring the problem was an option. The President and all Congressional leaders must act to address the very real effects of climate change including health risks to our kids, economic risks to our communities, and environmental risks to our planet.”
- Elizabeth Gore, EDF Senior Vice President, Political Affairs
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