CLCV STATEMENT ON INAUGURATION OF BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

Press Release
January 20, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2021

CONTACT: Suzanne Spencer, 510-550-8172 [email protected]

CLCV STATEMENT ON INAUGURATION OF BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

Oakland, CA - The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) released the following statement regarding tomorrow’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Statement from Mary Creasman, Chief Executive Officer, CLCV:

“Tomorrow, Joe Biden will be sworn in as President. This is the start of a new chapter - one in which we must focus on bold and just solutions to the climate crisis as well as repairing all the environmental damage that was done by the last administration.

It’s also a truly historic moment with California’s own Kamala Harris being sworn in as Vice President - the first woman, the first Black woman, and the first Indian American woman to hold the position.

It will be essential for the Biden Administration to take swift action after the inauguration, including rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, canceling the Keystone XL pipeline permit, halting federal oil and gas leases, committing to protecting our public lands and waters, addressing the need for better forest management and wildfire prevention, and rebuilding our economy by advancing clean energy and resilience.

But this transition of power also holds an important call to action for California. National policy change happens by scaling successful local and state models. California has to move rapidly to advance policy solutions that solve the climate crisis, create a more just future, and create the roadmap for the nation.

When California acts, it changes global markets, creates new benchmarks nationally and redefines what’s possible on the journey to our 2030 climate deadline. We have to implement the solutions and export them nationally.”

We believe that radical change is necessary and only by transforming our political system will we create the opportunity to take bold action on climate change. We elect and cultivate environmental champions, turn election victories into policy wins, hold our lawmakers accountable, and build political power for change. We inspire hope and action and fight for equity and justice for all Californians. We are in the business of changing what’s possible. Join us at www.ecovote.org and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. See more press releases.

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