Trey Pollard, Sierra Club, (202) 495-3058, email@example.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, President Obama announced a series of actions in response to recommendations from the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, meeting today at the White House for the fourth time. Included in the President’s plan are a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition to encourage disaster recovery and preparedness, funding to help Native American tribes prepare for the effects of the climate crisis, and investments in the resilience of rural electric systems.
In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:
"The climate crisis is already fuelling record temperatures, record droughts, and record storms that are affecting families all across the country, whether they live on the coast, in the mountains, or in the heartland. The President’s announcement today is so important because it recognizes the devastating potential reach of extreme weather in every American community and wisely focuses on helping enhance both preparedness and recovery. Combined with the President’s historic steps to curb climate-disrupting carbon pollution and other necessary moves to continue the transition to a clean energy economy, this action is another welcome way to help tackle the climate crisis. "
About the Sierra Club
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