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LCV Statement on FEMA’s Expected $1 Billion Resilience Investment

May 24, 2021

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of the Biden administration directing $1 billion through FEMA to protect communities from climate change fueled extreme weather this year, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Madeleine Foote, Deputy Legislative Director:

“We commend the Biden-Harris administration for doubling the amount of funding for resiliency through FEMA to help mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. On the heels of their Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk last week, this administration is once again demonstrating its whole of government approach to climate solutions and its commitment to put communities first — especially communities of color most impacted by climate-fueled extreme weather events. Now it’s time for Congress to build on the administration’s important executive actions on climate by enacting the American Jobs Plan into law in order to transition to a just and equitable clean energy future once and for all.”


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