We Applaud The President

Earlier this week, leaders from several top civic, progressive, environmental and public health organizations united behind President Barack Obama's plan of action to address climate change. Their statement was best conveyed in the following excerpt:

"The President is demonstrating leadership to reduce the pollution that fuels climate change and extreme weather, protect public health, and spur a rapid transition to clean, renewable energy. We applaud the president for moving to back up his strong words with strong action."

Read the full statement, and view the signatories below.

Margie Alt, Executive Director, Environment America

Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council

John Podesta, Chair, Center for American Progress

Trip Van Noppen, President, Earthjustice

Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club

Gene Karpinski, President, League of Conservation Voters

Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

Elisabeth MacNamara, President, League of Women Voters of the United States