Statement of Mayor Thomas M. Menino in Response to President Obama’s Climate Change Announcement
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For Immediate Release
June 25, 2013
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Mayor's Office
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Mayor's Press Office

“Today the President made an important announcement of federal initiatives that will greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions nationwide and help prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. As a coastal city, Boston is especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Without sweeping federal policies to reduce our emissions, Boston and many other cities including New York, Miami, and San Francisco could face potentially catastrophic impacts within the next 100 years. The President’s message today shows the federal government is listening to us and other cities who are leading the way by example. I am encouraged by the announcement of new regulations that will reduce emissions from some of the oldest, dirtiest power plants in the country. It will take a range of efforts – from national policies such as those announced today, to individual and business climate actions, like those demonstrated by Greenovate Boston and the Green Ribbon Commission – to once again reach safe levels of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere. On behalf of all those who live, work and play in Boston, and this City’s future generations, I would like to thank the President for his leadership in the fight against climate change.”


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