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LCV Statement on Senate EPW Chair Tom Carper’s Retirement

May 22, 2023

Washington, D.C.: In response to Senator Tom Carper’s (D-DE) announcement that he will retire from the Senate after this Congress, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs:

“We are so grateful to Chair Carper for his tireless leadership. As both Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Senator Carper has been a leading voice for clean air and water and for addressing the climate crisis for his home state of Delaware, the country, and the planet.

“He has championed the life-saving benefits of the Clean Air Act and led the charge against congressional and administrative attacks on our bedrock environment laws and climate progress, including playing a pivotal role in the passage of the most significant climate legislation in history, the Inflation Reduction Act, and Senate ratification of the Kigali Amendment to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). He has held countless polluters and their allies accountable, perhaps none more notorious than Scott Pruitt, whom Carper put the spotlight on when Pruitt served as EPA administrator during the Trump administration.

As he said this morning, Senator Carper still has ‘miles to go,’ and we look forward to his continued leadership as EPW Chair for the remainder of this Congress.”