LCV Statement on Latest Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal

Contact: Emily Samsel, esamsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — Based on reports about the latest bipartisan infrastructure proposal, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs:

“Congress needs to pass the full American Jobs Plan as soon as possible to cut emissions by at least half by 2030 and put our nation on the path to 100% carbon-free energy powering our electricity grid and new cars, buses, and buildings by 2035. Neither the Biden-Harris administration nor members of Congress should agree to support any infrastructure legislation unless and until there is an explicit commitment to simultaneously enact legislation that acts on climate at the scale that science and justice require, including investing at least 40% of benefits in environmental justice and the most impacted communities and creating and maintaining millions of high-quality, good paying jobs. Time is up to act on the climate crisis and address environmental injustice — we must meet the moment.

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