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President Obama Announces Historic Budget
Commits to Advance Clean Energy, Cap Global Warming Pollution

WASHINGTON (February 26, 2009) – In response to President Obama's announcement unveiling his budget proposal, Wesley Warren, Director of Programs for the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued the following statement:

“President Obama’s budget is the first in history to make critical investments in our clean energy future and tackle global warming head on. This is made possible by his unprecedented commitment to capping carbon emissions that will create new investments in clean, alternative energy and spur our economic recovery.

“The challenges we face have brought unique opportunities, and President Obama’s bold call for a clean energy economy will create jobs at home and restore America’s place in the world as leaders and innovators.

“Following on this momentous announcement, we are ready to work with members of Congress to fund the president’s ground-breaking priorities.”

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