NPA Calls on States to Follow President Obama's Lead
NATIONAL PEOPLE'S ACTION CALLS ON STATES TO FOLLOW PRESIDENT OBAMA'S LEAD
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the administration would not approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Jordan Estevao, Senior Strategist at National People's Action, issued the following statement in response:
"Today, thanks to the hard work of hundreds of thousands of climate activists, President Obama took a step away from his all-of-the-above energy strategy by rejecting the dirty tar sands pipeline. When paired with the Clean Power Plan, this move shows the positive role government can play in creating a new, clean energy economy that puts people and planet above profits and polluters. We applaud the President for taking this positive step. And we call on states to build on this progress by creating strong state CPP implementation plans that would increase renewable energy, lower utility rates, reduce pollution, and create economic opportunity, especially for the most impacted communities, communities of color, and low-income people."
To interview Jordan Estevao, or for additional information, contact Jacob Swenson-Lengyel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.316.3973.
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National People's Action is a network of 29 grassroots organizations in 18 states working together to advance a racial and economic justice agenda for a new economy and true democracy.