Washington D.C. — Following the release of Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s plan for 100 percent clean power, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:
“We commend Mayor Bloomberg for this ambitious plan that builds on his longtime leadership and bold vision for addressing the climate crisis. His plan would reduce carbon pollution by 50 percent economy-wide by 2030, reduce carbon pollution from the power sector by 80 percent by the end of his second term, and achieve a 100 percent clean energy future before 2050. The plan prioritizes investments in communities most affected by toxic pollution and climate impacts, including low-income communities, tribal communities and communities of color, as well as communities at risk from being left behind in the transition to a clean energy economy. The plan phases out fossil fuel subsidies and stops drilling on public lands while recognizing the need to monitor, study, and address the cumulative impacts on communities overburdened by toxic pollution.
“The next president must make addressing the climate crisis a very top priority, and we look forward to hearing more from Mayor Bloomberg and all candidates about their plans for day one and throughout their administration.”