LCV Statement on Biden’s Forests Executive Order

Washington, D.C. – In response to President Biden’s Executive Order on forests, LCV issued the following statement from Conservation Program Director Alex Taurel:

“We welcome President Biden’s recognition of the critical role that old forests can play in addressing the climate and biodiversity crises and his commitment to protect these areas. Mature and old-growth forests store large amounts of carbon, provide clean drinking water for communities, and serve as essential habitat for many at-risk species. We are out of time to address the climate crisis, which is why we are counting on the Biden administration to move forward swiftly with a rule to safeguard these old forests from logging and other threats.”

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