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LCV Statement on Enactment of the American Rescue Plan

Mar 11, 2021

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of President Biden signing the American Rescue Plan, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“Kudos to the new trifecta, and never doubt that elections have consequences! The enactment of the American Rescue Plan provides the relief communities desperately need — especially Black and Brown communities who are suffering the most from the pandemic’s devastating health and economic impacts. We’re pleased that the bill includes over $100 million in environmental justice grants to measure and address pollution disproportionally harming communities of color, increased funding for public transit, assistance with energy and water bills, and more. 

“The American Rescue Plan is an important first step that provides badly needed relief. It’s critically important that the Biden administration and Congress move quickly to broader economic recovery that centers climate solutions, makes transformative investments in healthy, equitable, safe communities powered by clean energy, and gets millions of people back to work in good-paying jobs. It’s time to Build Back Better!” 

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