Statement of Environmental Defense Action Fund On the Announcement of the New Senate Climate Action Task Force

January 14, 2014
Keith Gaby,, (202) 572-3336
Sharyn Stein,, (202) 572-3396

“We are thankful to Senators Barbara Boxer and Sheldon Whitehouse for forming the new Senate Climate Action Task Force, and to the twelve Senators who have joined it. Climate change is a threat to the health and safety of all Americans. It’s linked to everything from increased asthma attacks to extreme and dangerous weather. We need bold action from Congress to protect ourselves, and future generations, from the dangers of climate change, and this task force is a great example of that kind of leadership.”

- Elizabeth Thompson, President, EDAF