Pelosi Election Sets Stage for Climate Action, Environmental Protection

WASHINGTON - Upon Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s election as House Speaker, Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued the following statement:

“We look forward to working with Speaker Pelosi and all House members who understand the urgent need to combat dangerous climate change, and to stop, and reverse where possible, the Trump administration’s reckless actions that are imperiling public health and threatening the quality of our air, water, lands and wildlife. Welcome to a new era of accountability.’’

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