CH Supports Obama Climate Plan
News for Immediate Release June 25, 2013 Contact: Todd Tanner, 406-291-0857, [email protected]
President Obama focuses attention on climate crisis; Conservation Hawks applauds clear language and strong message.
BIGFORK, Mont. – Conservation Hawks, a group of hunters and anglers working to defend America’s sporting heritage, has released the following statement:
Climate change is the single largest threat to America’s hunters and anglers, to our fish and wildlife populations, and to our sporting heritage. Earlier today, the White House released President Obama’s long-awaited plan to address climate change and our warming planet.
While we would have preferred for Congress to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation, we applaud President Obama’s decision to move forward with a strong climate agenda. The risk from inaction is so grave that we can no longer wait for Congress to do its job. In the absence of effective legislation, the president has no choice but to step up and protect America from the threat of radical climate change.
We support President Obama’s decision to cut carbon pollution, to prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change, and to lead international efforts to combat global warming. We are particularly heartened by his focus on conserving land and water resources, maintaining agricultural sustainability, managing drought, reducing wildfire risks, and promoting resilience in fish and wildlife populations.
Climate change is the one issue that will impact America’s hunters and anglers regardless of where they live. We are already experiencing extreme wildfires, severe droughts, stronger storms, unprecedented coastal erosion and catastrophic flooding. If we want to protect our sporting heritage and pass on a healthy natural world to our children and grandchildren, we need to cut our greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. Conservation Hawks supports President Obama’s climate plan and urges America’s 37 million sportsmen to stand with the president on this vital issue.
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