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Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Climate Power hosted a press conference on Capitol Hill with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Ben Ray Luján, Chair Kathy Castor, Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Mike Levin, and Melanie Stansbury, and National Wildlife Federation along with Climate Power National Advisory Board Member Mustafa Santiago Ali, moderated by LCV’s Tiernan Sittenfeld.
WATCH the full recording below:
Speakers stressed the importance of transformational investments in climate, jobs, and justice and the need to cut our emissions by at least 50% by 2030 and put our nation fully on the path to 100% clean energy. Their message was clear: between the bipartisan infrastructure framework and a reconciliation package, Congress must invest in climate, clean energy, justice, and jobs at the scale that science demands.
As Majority Leader Schumer said: “What we can do in the next few months in terms of big, bold action is like nothing this nation has ever seen before. I will not pass an infrastructure package that does not reduce carbon pollution at a scale commensurate with the climate crisis we face.”