-On the occasion of the EPA's issuance of a proposed endangerment finding for greenhouse gases.-
Statement of Eileen Claussen
President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
April 17, 2009
I applaud the EPA for officially recognizing that greenhouse gas emissions are a danger to our public health and welfare that, if unchecked, could have potentially serious impacts to our environment and well-being. Today's announcement is a major milestone for the U.S. and signals clearly that any further delay of action will only prove more costly for both our environment and our economy. All eyes are on Congress now as it considers legislation that will move the country toward a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.