Statement by EDF President Fred Krupp on Announcement of a New Bicameral Congressional Task Force on Climate Change

January 24, 2013
Keith Gaby, 202-572-3336,
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396,

“I’m very happy to hear that Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Henry Waxman are creating a new task force to fight climate change. In his inaugural address, President Obama called on all of us to protect our children and future generations from the dangers of climate change. This task force, along with Senator Barbara Boxer’s recently announced “climate clearinghouse,” are important steps towards putting those words into action and reducing the pollution that endangers us. At EDF, we’re grateful to these lawmakers for their ongoing leadership on this critical issue, and we stand ready to help the task force however we can.”

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