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