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LCV Statement in Response to President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union

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January 12, 2016  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

“With his final State of the Union, President Obama once again demonstrated his tremendous commitment to meeting the challenge of climate change and protecting our air, water, lands and wildlife for generations to come. Thanks to the president’s leadership, 2015 was a banner year for climate and conservation, including major victories on the Clean Power Plan, the historic international Paris climate agreement, the extension of critical clean energy tax credits, and the rejection of the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL pipeline. Tonight’s powerful speech makes clear that the president intends to build on all of this progress in his final year in office, and we will be there with him at every step of the way.”


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