Obama campaign ‘honored’ to have green groups' endorsement

Messina used the occasion to tout Obama’s environmental record in a way that emphasized the economy, which is shaping up as the top issue in the 2012 campaign.

“President Obama is fighting for an economy that’s built to last, and that’s why he’s investing in clean energy and responsibly developing our natural resources in a way that creates good jobs here in America, protects the environment, and reduces our dependence on foreign oil,” Messina said.