President Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Combat Dangerous Climate Change

WASHINGTON—(ENEWSPF)–January 20, 2015 – The following is a statement by Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, on President Obama’s State-of-the-Union address to Congress tonight.

“President Obama will reaffirm his commitment to leave a safer and healthier planet for our children and future generations by working to combat dangerous climate change. His Clean Power Plan — with America’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants — is just what we need.

“We also must shut down the Republican big polluters’ agenda in Congress, which seeks to roll back health and environmental laws that have protected our families and communities for decades. The GOP game plan is all about blocking action on climate — and is devoid of solutions.

“Our lives and our homes are much more important than the big polluters’ profits that the congressional Republican leadership has championed as its top priority.’’

Tweet from NRDC President Rhea Suh (@rheasuh):

Tonight the president will reaffirm his commitment to a safer & healthier planet for our children & future generations. #ActOnClimate #SOTU

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