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LCV Statement on the Anniversary of Justice 40 Initiative

Jan 27, 2023

Kyra Madunich-Arevalo, kmadunich@lcv.org, 909-767-9743

Washington, D.C. — On the two year anniversary of President Biden’s historic climate Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, committing the administration to a whole-of-government approach to tackling environmental injustice, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo:

“We are grateful to the Biden-Harris administration for the historic commitment he made two years ago today to put environmental justice at the center of his administration’s agenda, including the Justice 40 Initiative. While much progress has been made over the past two years, much critical work remains. We look forward to working with the Biden-Harris administration to continue prioritizing  communities living on the fenceline of polluting sources and providing them with more technical support and capacity building to successfully access the federal investments included in the Inflation Reduction Act. We are also looking forward to the release of the first Environmental Justice Scorecard, a critical tool to hold federal agencies accountable for assessing progress on benefits felt by communities through this initiative.” 

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