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President Obama To Make “Major Announcement” On Climate Change

The U.S. EPA’s Office of Public Engagement has issued the following press release previewing tomorrow’s “major announcement” from President Obama on climate change:

“President Barack Obama will be making a major announcement on climate change at Georgetown University this Tuesday, June 25, at 1:25 p.m. EDT. 

You can watch the speech live at: whitehouse.gov/live

You can watch a video previewing the President’s speech today at the White House home page http://www.whitehouse.gov/ and also at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcL3_zzgWeU 

As you are having the conversation with your colleagues and organization’s membership, we ask that you share your voice on EPA’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/epa and @EPAgov on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/epagov

Here is a tweet from the President that we encourage you to retweet and share:

We owe it to our kids to do something about climate change. Share this video and join me Tuesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcL3_zzgWeU –bo

Text of the linked video previewing the President’s speech:

Remarks of President Barack Obama

Washington, D.C.

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June 22, 2013

In my inaugural address, I pledged that America would respond to the growing threat of climate change for the sake of our children and future generations.

This Tuesday, I’ll lay out my vision for where I believe we need to go – a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it.

This is a serious challenge – but it’s one uniquely suited to America’s strengths.

We’ll need scientists to design new fuels, and farmers to grow them.

We’ll need engineers to devise new sources of energy, and businesses to make and sell them.

We’ll need workers to build the foundation for a clean energy economy.

And we’ll need all of us, as citizens, to do our part to preserve God’s creation for future generations – our forests and waterways, our croplands and snowcapped peaks.

There’s no single step that can reverse the effects of climate change. But when it comes to the world we leave our children, we owe it to them to do what we can.

So I hope you’ll share this message with your friends. Because this a challenge that affects everyone – and we all have a stake in solving it together.

I hope to see you Tuesday. Thank you.”





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