Washington, D.C. — In response to the introduction of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Legislative Director Matthew Davis:
“With 620,500 clean energy workers out of work during a pandemic that is exposing deep injustices in our country, including the deadly health impacts of air pollution on communities of color, Congress must act quickly to provide the immediate support to clean energy workers and incentives for environmental justice programs outlined in the GREEN Act. This immediate support will help accelerate emissions reductions and our transition to a cleaner, more equitable future. The innovative provisions in the bill to advance equity and environmental justice are also critically important to pass as our country confronts its ongoing systemic racism and white supremacy culture. As this legislation evolves, we hope that incentives are not extended for energy sources that pollute our air, such as burning trash.
“We applaud Chairman Neal, Subcommittee Chair Thompson, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Gwen Moore, Rep. Terri Sewell, Rep. Horsford, and the other Ways and Means members for pulling together these critical tax policies into the GREEN Act.”
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