Washington, DC: In response to President Biden’s remarks on extreme heat and the climate crisis, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from SVP of Government Affairs, Tiernan Sittenfeld:
“President Biden’s extreme heat measures today to help workers on the frontlines of climate impacts are clearly necessary, and as this record-breaking heat rages on it’s more important than ever that we move quickly and make more climate progress.
The good news is that as we approach the one-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act, the President’s affordable clean energy plan is supercharging our clean energy economy and creating good-paying, family-sustaining jobs. It is a critical part of the fight against the climate crisis, but we clearly must do more.
Yet day after day, extreme MAGA Republicans are threatening all of this progress in their own districts at great cost to their constituents as they continue pushing failed fossil energy policies of the past including massive giveaways to Big Oil and other polluters.
July was just declared Earth’s hottest month ever. It’s never been more important or urgent that we take further action – for our climate, our jobs, our wallets, for environmental and racial justice, worker protection, national security, and so much more. This will require more strong executive action and swift, equitable and effective implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act.”