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LCV Statement on Anniversary of President Biden’s Historic Executive Order on Climate

Jan 27, 2022

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

Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to the one year anniversary of President Biden’s historic executive actions on climate and environmental justice, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“One year ago today, President Biden took executive action to renew U.S. climate leadership, cut carbon emissions in half by 2030, advance environmental justice, and protect sacred places. With these actions in their first week, the Biden-Harris administration made crystal clear it was putting the U.S. back on track to tackle the climate crisis and protect the health of our communities from its devastating impacts. During its first year this administration has consistently taken a whole of government approach that puts climate action, clean energy, and environmental justice at the heart of their domestic and foreign policy agenda. 

“Now, in order to fulfill the promise of cutting climate pollution in half by 2030, the administration must get the job done in the coming weeks on the most comprehensive version of the Build Back Better Act that centers climate and can pass the Senate while continuing to build on their executive actions. The climate provisions in the Build Back Better Act are overwhelmingly popular and enacting them will mean lower prices, good-paying jobs, and a healthier, more equitable clean energy future for all.”

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Last week LCV released a progress report on the administration’s first year which highlights these executive actions and more. Read the full report, which includes an evaluation of the progress made on each of the top priorities LCV laid out ahead of this administration’s first day in office, here. LCV was also a part of a statement put out today by the Equitable and Just National Climate Platform in recognition of these historic actions last year. Read the statement HERE.

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