BlueGreen Alliance

Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy

Jan 21 2013

BlueGreen Alliance Statement on President Obama’s Second Inaugural Address

BlueGreen Alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2013) After President Barack Obama today delivered his second inaugural address, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director David Foster:

"We congratulate President Obama for elevating the urgency to take immediate steps on climate change and underscoring the connection between solving this increasingly serious environmental problem and our economic future.

“We can address this problem with a broad bipartisan, national strategy that solves climate change and creates millions of jobs. This strategy must include the EPA’s continued efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, must address the nation’s serious infrastructure deficit – something that was demonstrated during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy – and must emphasize economic fairness for all.

“As President Obama said today, we must respond to the threat of climate change and protect the planet for our children and for future generations. We must do that in a way that creates good jobs for the American people. Now, let’s get to work.”