Change the Climate 2020

LCV Statement on Michael Bennet’s Climate Change Plan

May 20, 2019

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 202-454-4573

Washington, D.C. — In response to Senator Michael Bennet’s climate change plan, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld

“We commend Senator Michael Bennet for releasing ‘America’s Climate Change Plan.’ It is a strong road map for confronting the climate crisis beginning on day one of his presidency and continuing throughout. In the plan, Senator Bennet commits to many important goals, including achieving net-zero emissions by no later than 2050, putting forth an infrastructure agenda that incentivizes green solutions, conserving 30 percent of our lands and oceans by 2030, pledging to partner with American agriculture to combat the crisis while improving economic opportunities for people working on our lands, and engaging youth leaders in a ‘Next Generation Climate Board of Directors.’ Addressing the climate crisis is a top issue for Democratic primary voters and we deserve presidential candidates who are taking it just as seriously.”

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