Washington, D.C. – In response to President Biden’s first State of the Union Address, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:
“As we heard from President Biden tonight, we can strengthen the state of our union by making transformative investments in clean energy, climate, justice and jobs at home in the United States. We couldn’t agree more with the President that Congress needs to meet the moment on climate by enacting the House-passed $555 billion investments in climate, clean energy and environmental justice into law. These investments will save families $500 a year on energy bills, provide greater economic stability, and protect our national and climate security. We must break our dependence on dirty, dangerous and unreliable fossil fuels.
“Equally important is President Biden’s commitment to rallying the nation and world to protect democracy. We condemn Vladimir Putin’s unlawful, unprovoked assault on Ukrainians trying to live in peace as a sovereign nation with a democratically elected government. Whether abroad or here at home, we cannot have a just, equitable society without a functioning democracy. LCV is fully committed to building a stronger democracy in the United States that can serve as a model for the world.”
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