LCV Statement on Climate-Related Financial Risk and Urgency of Passing the BBB Act 

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. — In response to the roadmap released from the White House today outlining the financial risks of the climate crisis and how to build a resilient economy, as well as the urgent need for Congress to address the climate crisis through the Build Back Better Act, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“The Biden-Harris administration is absolutely right — as we saw this summer when climate-fueled extreme weather impacted 1 in 3 people in the country, costing billions of dollars — the climate crisis is a direct threat to our communities and our economy. This roadmap builds on the whole-of-government approach necessary to protect our economy and all communities, especially communities of color and low-wealth communities that have long borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution. We applaud these executive actions, but they must be coupled with transformational climate, jobs, and justice legislation. The Biden-Harris administration and so many Democrats in Congress are working tirelessly to make that happen. It’s past time for Congress to finalize, pass, and send the Build Back Better Act to President Biden’s desk. With international climate negotiations fast approaching, the world is watching. Let’s get this done.”

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