WASHINGTON—(ENEWSPF)–September 25, 2015 –The following is a statement by Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, on the agreement to address climate change announced today by the United States and China:
“This is strong medicine. China is promising decisive action to cut carbon pollution at its source and to help replace dirty fossil fuels with clean energy, at home and abroad.
“It lays to rest the flawed argument that Chinese pollution is an excuse for U.S. inaction. And it sends a powerful signal that China will join other countries in the global fight against this worldwide threat, setting the table for an effective international climate agreement later this year in Paris.”
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