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LCV Statement on First Year of Inflation Reduction Act

Aug 15, 2023

Washington, DC: As President Biden, Vice President Harris and the cabinet hold events around the country to mark the one year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant climate action in American history, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, SVP of Government Affairs: 

“As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act, this popular, affordable, clean energy plan is supercharging our clean energy economy, lowering costs, creating good-paying, family-sustaining jobs, and reducing climate pollution. Thanks to the Biden-Harris administration and Democrats in Congress, communities across the country are already feeling the benefits with more to come.

“Already the Inflation Reduction Act has resulted in:

“Communities across the nation and the world have suffered through some of the most extreme impacts of the climate crisis this summer. The people of Maui are experiencing one of the most recent and tragic consequences of climate-fueled disasters. July was declared Earth’s hottest month ever. It’s never been more important or urgent that we keep up the successful momentum for swift, equitable, and effective implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act and build on that progress – for our climate, our jobs, our wallets, for environmental and racial justice, worker protection, national security, and so much more.

“Yet day after day, extreme MAGA Republicans are threatening all of this progress. In their own districts, at great cost to their constituents, they continue pushing failed fossil energy policies of the past including dirty drilling on our public lands and waters and other massive giveaways to Big Oil and other polluters. We know that once people hear about programs in the Inflation Reduction Act they support them. LCV will be doing everything we can to make sure people hear and see the benefits of this plan and know about Congressional Republicans who are  trying to take those benefits away at the behest of their Big Oil allies.”

LCV and our state affiliates are marking the anniversary all month long with 40 events in over 20 states around the country. Most are in partnership with state and Federal elected officials who helped pass or supported the Inflation Reduction Act, like last week with Congresswoman Angie Craig at Minnesota FarmFest and a press conference tomorrow with Representatives Grijalva and Sandoval as well as Tucson Mayor Regina Romero in Arizona.  For more information about activity in a given state, contact: Nick Abraham, 206-833-7021, nabraham@lcv.org

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