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NRDC: Secretary John Kerry is Right on Urgency to Address Climate Change

WASHINGTON (February 16, 2014) --Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, director of the International Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, made this statement in response to Secretary of State John Kerry's speech in Jakarta, Indonesia, today about the urgent global need to fight the ravages of climate change:

“Sec. Kerry is right: The global community needs to come together to combat climate change. And the United States must take a leadership role. Most immediately, that means moving forward expeditiously with limits on carbon pollution from America's power plants. And it means saying no to the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.”



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