February 1, 2017 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to a 56-43 vote by the United States Senate confirming Rex Tillerson as U.S. Secretary of State.
“U.S. leadership on climate change is essential to protecting the future of our economy and the safety of our communities, and Rex Tillerson now has the mantle of providing that leadership,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “We must cautiously, if reluctantly, place our faith in his willingness to put the best interests of the nation above those of the industry he championed his entire career. And if he falters, we are ready to challenge him at every turn.”
CLF experts are available for further comment.