Washington, D.C. – In response to President Biden’s second State of the Union Address, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:
“President Biden deserves immense credit for doing more to tackle the climate crisis than any U.S. president in history. As we heard tonight, swift, effective and equitable implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act is a top priority and a huge opportunity to deliver for hardworking families. This affordable clean energy plan will benefit every community by lowering costs, creating good jobs, and reducing toxic pollution that causes health problems. It is also driving historic progress at the state and local level, like today’s signing of Minnesota’s landmark 100% clean energy law. At the same time, we strongly agree there is more to do to meet President Biden’s science-based goal of cutting the nation’s climate pollution in half by 2030. We urge the Biden-Harris administration to use its full authority to swiftly establish the strongest possible climate and public health safeguards.
“Equally important is the President’s commitment to a more equitable and just democracy. LCV and our state partners are all in to work with the Biden-Harris administration to build on the historic progress of the last year, confirm even more pro-environment judges, and strengthen the state of our union with more overwhelmingly popular action on climate and democracy this year.”
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