Extending support to President Barack Obama over his environmental actions, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday said the initiatives taken by him to save the environment and find a sustainable solution to the problems related to it “must be protected at all costs.”
Clinton made the statement during a dinner of the League of Conservation Voters in New York.
As the US awaits the presidential elections in 2016, Clinton is seen as a potential candidate for the country’s top most post. However, Clinton has yet not made the final announcement over contesting the polls. The decision about her candidature is likely to arrive by early next year.
While addressing the audience, she called the timing of the actions as “exciting” for tackling the environmental issues, and also mentioned the measures like the agreement the United States has reached with China a few weeks ago over cutting emissions.
Clinton, however, didn’t make any reference to the high profile issue of Keystone XL pipeline.
The former Secretary of State has denied taking any stand on the controversial issue of pipeline. Earlier this year, she told a gathering in Canada that it wouldn’t be correct on her part to make any comment on the pipeline project, given her previous role in Obama’s administration.
The environmentalists and climate researchers have firmly opposed the plan, while the labor unions have supported it owing to its potential economic benefits.