DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Applauds President Obama’s Plan to Fight Climate Change

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement applauding President Obama’s plan to fight climate change:

"We know that climate change is one of the major challenges of the 21st century, which is why I applaud President Obama’s plan he announced today to fight climate change and work to protect our planet for future generations.  As a father, the President understands we are stewards of the earth and have a moral obligation to our children and grandchildren to leave behind a planet that’s not damaged or polluted.

“That’s why the President announced a comprehensive plan to slow the effects of climate change by cutting carbon pollution in our country, preparing our nation for the impacts of climate change, and leading the international effort to address climate change around the world.  The President’s plan embraces an all-of-the-above approach to address this issue in a way that will simultaneously advance our economy, develop home-grown energy, safeguard public health, and protect our environment. America has led the world in technology and innovation for generations, and the fight to combat climate change should be no different.

“Quite simply, now is the time to act.  For the sake of the health of our children, the well-being of our environment, and our future economic security – we simply cannot afford to wait.”