Greens to Obama: Don’t Forget the Climate

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President Obama and his family are on Martha’s Vineyard for vacation today, but green groups want to make sure he doesn’t forget his promises on climate change while he’s enjoying the sunny shores. The Obamas were greeted with this two-page ad in today’s Martha’s Vineyard Gazette urging the president to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate planet-warming gases:

The text of the ad reads, “Help us stop the attacks on the Clean Air Act.” NRDC Federal Communications Director Ed Chen writes on his blog:

We are urging the president to help safeguard the well-being of every man, woman and child by rejecting attempts by Big Polluters and their allies in Congress to thwart the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to reduce pollution and protect public health under the Clean Air Act. The brazen attempts to take America back to the dirty old days, if successful, also would hamper our ability to continue making progress in combating climate change.

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