Statement from Prof. Paul Anastas, Yale University Director, Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale Former Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, US EPA

Monday, June 2, 2014

“Today is a great day for our children and the future because President Obama and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, under the leadership of Administrator Gina McCarthy, showed us all what leadership on the crucial issue of climate change looks like.  Taking the positive steps to control carbon emissions is essential and the flexible approach that has been put forward by EPA allows the innovations of industry, scientists, and engineers to dictate the best way to attain these important goals.  Science clearly shows that urgent action is required to address the worst possible consequences of climate change.  The actions announced today represent an important positive step by EPA and President Obama.”