Obama: Bryson is a 'fierce proponent of alternative energy'

Obama continued:

"As a young man with a degree in hand from a prestigious law school, John didn’t follow his friends to a blue chip law firm. John took a chance on an idea he cared about, and co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council, which grew into a powerful and important voice in protecting the safety of our air and water."

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