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President Obama took credit Tuesday for surging growth in solar and wind power during his seven years in office, while hinting of new efforts to limit pollution from oil and gas operations.
Obama framed the expansion of renewable energy as an economic success story, but one that happens to pay dividends for the health of the planet. He called for stepping up investment in communities and states hurt by the decline of fossil fuels.
"Look, if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change, have at it," he said. "You'll be pretty lonely, because you'll be debating our military, most of America's business leaders, the majority of the American people, almost the entire scientific community, and 200 nations around the world who agree it's a problem and intend to solve it."