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Washington, D.C. — In response to the release of the latest IPCC climate report, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:
“The science lays out the paths in front of us, but it’s our government that will decide which direction we take. The alarming report from scientists around the world reinforces the urgent need for Congress and the Biden administration to act on climate at the scale that science and justice require. The United States is one of the world’s biggest contributors to carbon emissions and Congress has the opportunity right now through budget reconciliation to course correct and ensure we do our part in the global fight against the climate crisis.
“We expect the budget reconciliation package to include investments to cut carbon pollution by at least half by 2030 and put our nation on the path to 100% carbon-free energy powering our electricity grid and new cars, buses, and buildings by 2035 while delivering at least 40% of investment benefits to communities of color and low-income communities that have borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution. Failure is not an option.”
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