Washington, D.C. — Ahead of the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, and the history-making swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris, the first Black person and South Asian American to serve as vice president and the first woman to serve in the White House, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:
“It’s a new day for people and the planet. With President Biden and Vice President Harris in the White House, and an all star team of climate experts behind them that reflects the diversity of America, we are finally on a path forward to a more equitable and just clean energy future. As our nation continues to face four interconnected crises — the pandemic, a broken economy, racial injustice, and climate change — it is an overwhelming relief that the Biden administration is now on the job and leading from the get-go.
“We commend President Biden for taking immediate action on climate today, including rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement; stopping the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL pipeline; reversing Trump’s rollbacks of commonsense environmental protections; and more executive actions that provide relief to families suffering from the crises impacting our nation and move us forward on climate and environmental justice.
“We are excited about these Day One actions and look forward to much more progress in the days and weeks to come as the new administration ramps up its all-of-government approach to climate action, environmental justice, a clean energy economy, and a healthy democracy. The record number of voters who overcame historic barriers to elect President Biden and Vice President Harris are counting on it.”
LCV’s initial policy priorities for the Biden-Harris administration can be found here.
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