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President Obama pledges significant action on climate change

This afternoon, in a speech at Georgetown University, President Obama laid out sweeping plans to make combating climate change a priority during his second term.

MoveOn.org Executive Director Anna Galland had the following response:

Fighting climate change is a top priority for MoveOn’s more than 8 million members, and we strongly applaud President Obama for his commitments today to move us towards a clean energy future — especially his pledge to finally enforce the Clean Air Act to reduce dangerous climate pollution from all sources, including coal-fired power plants. We also welcome his commitment to prevent construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline if it would lead to significant climate pollution, since it would in fact be a huge source of such pollution.

MoveOn members around the country will be fighting hard in the weeks and months ahead to make sure decision-makers at every level are ready to move us towards a clean energy economy — from ensuring Congress doesn’t delay or obstruct President Obama’s commitment to clean up power plants, to on-the-ground campaigns opposing fracking and the Keystone XL pipeline.

Our clean energy future got a huge boost today from the President, but there’s much more work to be done. MoveOn’s 8 million members will be fighting all along the way to see it through.