Statement of Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

June 22, 2013


Keith Gaby, 703-625-8218,
Sharyn Stein, 202-905-5718,

“President Obama has confirmed that on Tuesday he will share his vision for climate action — a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it.

“This is very big news, and we are eager to hear what the President has to say.  He knows that addressing climate change is not only an obligation we have to the next generation, but something we owe ourselves — because it means modernizing our energy system in order to generate electricity that is reliable, affordable, healthy and clean.  As the President said Saturday, ‘This is a serious challenge — but it’s one uniquely suited to America’s strengths.’ I agree — and can’t wait to hear more.”

  —  Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund



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