LCV Statement on the Introduction of the Clean Economy Act of 2020

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 202-454-4573

Washington, D.C. — In response to Senator Tom Carper’s introduction of the Clean Economy Act of 2020 in the Senate, which will put the U.S. on a path to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2050, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“We commend Senator Carper and a strong coalition of environmental champions in the Senate for introducing the Clean Economy Act. This legislation is in line with what science demands and recognizes we must act now. It is critical that our solutions to the climate crisis create good, family-sustaining jobs and reduce locally harmful air pollution. We appreciate the engagement of Senator Carper and his staff across labor, environmental, business and environmental justice experts in developing this legislation. The public is demanding action on the climate crisis and its impacts are harming communities across the country and exacerbating racial and social inequality. This legislation stands in stark contrast to President Trump and Senate Leader McConnell who are harming all of us by doing polluters’ bidding and attempting to block climate action and cut programs critical to our health and our environment.”

 

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