LCV Statement on Biden Administration Giant Sequoias Announcements

Courtnee Connon, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement on giant sequoias today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“Giant Sequoias are some of the most majestic living things on Earth and it’s critical that we take action to save them from climate change and decades of overzealous fire suppression. The Biden administration’s actions highlight how much authority and flexibility federal land managers already have to mitigate wildfire threats and underscore that there is no need for Congress to erode our bedrock environmental laws in order to protect these ancient giants. What we need instead is a focus on bold climate action from policymakers at all levels of government to further reduce the threats the climate crisis poses to Giant Sequoias and everything else on our planet.”

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