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News Release: Minnesota groups support president’s call for new limits on carbon pollution and climate change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2013

Contact: J Drake Hamilton, 651-366-7557, hamilton@fresh-energy.org

St. Paul, MN – Today, a broad coalition of Minnesota groups advocating climate solutions announced their support for President Obama’s call for limits on industrial carbon pollution from power plants in last night’s State of the Union address.

The groups issued the following joint statement about President Obama’s climate action comments:

Minnesotans and most other Americans know President Obama is right. We must take bold action now to reduce industrial carbon pollution from power plants and other large sources that are fueling the climate disruption we’re already seeing and enduring.  This includes heat waves, drought, floods, and the destruction of super storms like Hurricane Sandy. We applaud President Obama for restating in no uncertain terms the obligation he and the nation have to address climate change in his State of the Union address. The president has the authority to act and Minnesotans, like other Americans around the country, are ready to work with him to fight this great challenge of our time. In fact, more than 3.2 million comments—a record number of public comments—have been collected from Americans that support limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.”

The following groups signed on to the above statement:

Fresh Energy
Environment Minnesota
Minnesota Conservation Federation
Will Steger Foundation
Minnesota Public Interest Research Group

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Today, a broad coalition of Minnesota groups advocating climate solutions announced their support for President Obama’s call for limits on industrial carbon pollution from power plants in last night’s State of the Union address.

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