CLCV STATEMENT ON NEW U.S. CLIMATE GOAL FOR 2030

Press Release
April 22, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Oakland, CA - Today, the Biden Administration issued a new goal for the United States to achieve a 50-52 percent reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide net greenhouse gas pollution in 2030. This announcement took place during the virtual “Leaders Summit on Climate” that the White House is currently holding. The California League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement in response.

Mary Creasman, CEO, California League of Conservation Voters:

“Today’s Earth Day announcement shows what a difference elections make; when people vote change happens. Just six months after Election Day we’re seeing America’s renewed leadership catalyze global progress. This race to the top is exactly what is needed on the climate crisis.

With nine years left to prepare for what’s happening and prevent the worst on climate change, we will be organizing and pushing for these global benchmarks to be followed by aggressive and equitable legislation passing through Congress in the coming months.”

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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