CLCV Statement Ahead of Biden Infrastructure Plan Address

Press Release
March 30, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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OAKLAND, CA - The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) released the following statement ahead of President Biden’s address on the White House infrastructure and jobs package.

Statement from Mary Creasman, Chief Executive Officer, CLCV:

“With California already grappling with fatal climate impacts every year, we are calling on the Biden administration to invest in an economic recovery that centers bold climate action and advances justice. We look forward to supporting President Biden keep the momentum going with this investment package following his initial commitment to protect 30% of our lands and waters by 2030 and goal of targeting 40% of the overall climate investment benefit to underserved communities.

Economic recovery and climate action are deeply tied to public health and racial justice. We have a unique opportunity and need for visionary leadership that integrates solutions on each of these fronts. This requires California’s federal delegation to lead on transitioning to zero-carbon shipping, upgrading ports to reduce toxic air pollution, expanding transit, decarbonizing buildings, and scaling up offshore wind production. As our nation addresses the ongoing devastating impacts of the climate crisis, investments in our infrastructure, coastal restoration, and resilience are essential for preparing our families and communities for what’s happening.

Clean energy jobs are not only instrumental for boosting our economy, but for protecting our future.”

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