FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2009
President Obama’s 100 Days of Change Make
Washington, D.C.—Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 29, marks President Obama’s 100th day in office. The Sierra Club offered the following comments.
Statement of Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director
"It is difficult to overstate the tremendous progress President Obama has made in just 100 days. He has moved swifter and smarter than any president in recent memory. While naysayers warned of doing too much too quickly, President Obama maintained his resolve and his boldness is backed by overwhelming majorities of the American public.
"President Obama has done more to lay the foundation for the clean energy future in three months than has been done in the previous three decades. His economic recovery plan, the budget, and a sweeping set of executive branch actions amount to a huge down payment on a cleaner, more prosperous future.
"We have finally closed the books on the Bush era of climate denial once and for all. President Obama and his team of the best and the brightest have restored credibility, competence, and the rule of law to our government. Science is allowed to lead and agencies like the Department of Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency are once again in the business of protecting the public and our planet.
"If what's past is prologue, we will have much to be hopeful about in the days to come. We will continue to work closely with the administration as we move on to the next phase of the president's sweeping plans to make us more energy independent, create millions of clean energy jobs, and close the carbon loophole."
Major Energy & Environment Accomplishments of President Obama's First 100 Days:
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