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NRDC President Frances Beinecke Responds to President Obama Speech in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (December 18, 2009) - President Obama addressed several hundred leaders and delegates Friday at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen. 

Below is a response from Natural Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke, who is in Copenhagen as an observer:

"The president made clear he is here for one reason: to put Americans back to work reducing our reliance on foreign oil and creating a safer planet for people around the world. This speech was a call to action. 

The president is rolling up his sleeves to hammer this out with other leaders. There's still time to reach a working agreement that meets the president's goals and strikes a blow against climate change."

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 2 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

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