June 2, 2014

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on President Obama's Leadership on Climate Change

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“I applaud President Obama for his historic leadership on climate change. The goals set today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the flexibility in meeting them will unlock unprecedented practical solutions across the country, reducing carbon pollution, improving health and strengthening our economy. In Chicago we have taken direct action to improve sustainability, moving our power away from coal, accelerating energy efficiency and fortifying public transit. At the same time we have grown employment and improved the competitiveness of our city. Climate change is a challenge that requires national leadership.  Through today's actions the President has strengthened our country, enhancing the future for us all.”