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LCV Statement on Senate Democrats’ Budget Resolution

Aug 9, 2021

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Senate Democrats releasing their budget resolution, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from SVP of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“The release of the budget resolution is welcome news on the heels of the alarming new IPCC climate report that once again underscores the pressing need for transformative climate action. Congress must continue to move swiftly on investments that 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. The budget resolution includes game-changing investments to do just that, and the final package must include robust funding to meet the climate ambition goals science and justice require. We must meet the moment and cannot do any less — our future depends on it.”