National Parks Group Applauds President Obama’s Strategy to Mitigate & Lessen the Impacts of Climate Change

 
PRESS RELEASE
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   June 25, 2013
Contact:   Mark Wenzler, Vice President Clean Air and Climate Programs, National Parks Conservation Association, 202-454-3335, mwenzler@npca.org
Jeff Billington, Senior Media Relations Manager, National Parks Conservation Association, 202-419-3717, jbillington@npca.org


National Parks Group Applauds President Obama’s Strategy to Mitigate & Lessen the Impacts of Climate Change

Statement by Mark Wenzler, Vice President Clean Air and Climate, National Parks Conservation Association

“Our national parks contain some of the most unique ecosystems in the world, an attribute which makes them particularly vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change. President Obama’s stronger stance in limiting climate pollution and protecting our nation from climate change impacts already underway is an essential step toward ensuring the long-term health of our national parks.

“We are hopeful that the President’s pledge to decrease emissions from power plants, to implement better vehicle fuel economy standards, and to take steps to make our nation less vulnerable to climate change will ease the burden being felt by the plants, fish, wildlife and other treasures preserved by our national parks.

“Science has proven that greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, cars and other sources have hastened climate change and threaten to do so even more if not mitigated. This announcement from the President inspires hope that we can responsibly reduce this pollution and in doing so ensure that national parks remain healthy for future generations.”

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