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LCV Statement on President's Earth Day Visit to the Florida Everglades

Contact: Seth Stein, (202) 454-4573 or

April 22, 2015  

WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on President Obama’s visit to the Florida Everglades where he underscored that climate change and conservation are top priorities:

"President Obama’s trip to the Florida Everglades on Earth Day highlights his leadership combating climate change and investing in conservation. The president understands that we have a moral obligation to tackle the climate crisis and that a healthy environment and a growing economy go hand-in-hand. Today’s visit to the Everglades is yet another sign that the president is committed to tackling dangerous climate disruption and protecting our magnificent natural landscapes, including my favorite national park, Glacier National Park, for generations to come."


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