League of Conservation Voters president Gene Karpinski said the planet will be better served under Obama.© Chris Kleponis, Flickr
National Resources Defense Council (Frances Beinecke, President): "The election of Barack Obama represents a new day for environmentalists. His election brings an end to eight years of unrelenting assaults on the environment.
"Barack Obama"s election is a victory for everyone who wants new solutions that will repower, refuel, and rebuild America. Through a comprehensive approach, we can create clean energy, cut our dependence on oil and create millions of new jobs. From taking on global warming to advancing clean energy, President-elect Obama has sent a clear message that he will make progress on the environmental and energy challenges that our nation faces today." www.nrdc.org
National Audubon Society (John Flicker, President and CEO): "Voters in this historic election cast their ballots not only for change, but for a new era of hope for our environment, and the people, birds, and other wildlife that depend on it. Washington has been ignoring critical environmental issues for too long. President-elect Barack Obama and a more environmentally aware Congress offer the promise of leadership and fundamental change that could usher in new protections for America’s great natural heritage, and a new lease on life for species in decline."
The Audubon Society goes on to call for the immediate addressing of several crucial environmental issues, including presidential appointments, scientific integrity, global warming and renewable energy, endangered species conservation, bird and habitat conservation and ecosystem restoration. www.audubon.org.
And follow the ongoing state-by-state watch of how green candidates fared this election at www.envirovote.us.