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Sierra Club Statement on President’s Climate Preparedness Executive Order

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Contact: Maggie Kao, 202-675-2384 or maggie.kao@sierraclub.org
Washington, D.C. -- Today, President Barack Obama issued a new executive order to help states and communities better prepare for severe weather and other effects of climate disruption.  Read the executive order here.
Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director, issued the following statement in response:
“The Sierra Club applauds President Obama’s executive order to better prepare American families, businesses, and communities for the reality of the climate crisis and increasingly erratic weather events.
“As Superstorm Sandy taught us, the costs of climate inaction are too high.  The president recognizes this and his action today underscores the dire need for moving quickly to climate solutions like wind, solar, and energy efficiency to stem the climate crisis and protect our children’s future.”
About the Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 2.1 million members and supporters nationwide. In addition to creating opportunities for people of all ages, levels and locations to have meaningful outdoor experiences, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and litigation. For more information, visit http://www.sierraclub.org.
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