Washington, D.C. — In response to the release of President Biden’s Plan to Respond to Putin’s Price Hike at the Pump, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, SVP of Government Affairs:
“We couldn’t agree more with President Biden that Putin’s war on Ukraine underscores the need to speed the transition to a clean energy future and pass cost-saving clean energy investments now. It’s long past time for the Senate to pass the House-passed $555 billion package of investments and unleash clean energy manufacturing and deployment that will help provide greater economic stability, save people money on their energy bills, and improve our climate and national security. The only real solution to high, unreliable energy costs is investing in clean, renewable energy here in the U.S. so that we and the world will no longer be reliant on petro-state autocrats.
“It’s vitally important that the Biden-Harris administration strictly adhere to its values and commitments laid out today in order to keep communities safe. This includes responsibly sourcing and producing minerals and materials that will power our clean energy future and pushing Congress to fast-track long overdue reform of the 150 year old federal mining law.”