Joint Statement on President Obama's Final State of the Union Address

January 12, 2016
Contact: Phil Ortiz, [email protected] or 303-653-8595

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tonight, President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address.

In advance of the speech, eight environmental and public health organizations have issued the following statement:

“During his time in office, President Obama has demonstrated determination and visionary leadership by taking significant steps to protect Americans from the harmful health and economic impacts of climate change. From placing the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from the power sector to helping lead the world to an unprecedented international climate agreement, the President has cemented an admirable legacy on climate change and helped ensure that our children and grandchildren will inherit a cleaner, safer world.

"The President’s important work on climate change, however, is not yet done. We believe that there is an opportunity to accomplish even more during the final year of the Obama Administration and in a pro-climate action administration to follow, and we look forward to working with the President to tackle methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, deepen carbon pollution reductions in the transportation sector, improve the resilience of our forests, wetlands, waterways, and other wildlife habitats, shift away from fossil fuels, and accelerate the transition to clean energy alternatives that will benefit the economy and health of communities across the country.”


Center for American Progress
Environment America
Environmental Defense Fund
League of Conservation Voters
National Wildlife Federation
Natural Resources Defense Council
Sierra Club