LCV Statements on the Introduction of The 100% Clean Economy Act

Contact: Aliyah Rich, 202-454-4643, aliyah_rich@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. — In response to the introduction of the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019, which will set a national goal of net-zero greenhouse gas pollution by no later than 2050, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statements: 

“The 100% Clean Economy Act sets forth a bold goal and recognizes that we must get started immediately on tackling the climate crisis in ways that also address racial and economic inequality,” Gene Karpinski, LCV President. “This bill is a win for healthy communities and families and builds on the historic progress that states across the country are making. We commend  Representatives McEachin, Haaland, Dingell, Blumenauer, Tonko and Pingree for their tireless leadership on this critical legislation .”

“We are excited about what this bill means for communities of color,” said Fernando Cazares, National Chispa Director. “Moving to a 100% clean economy has the potential to help communities of color and low-income communities by both protecting them against worsened air pollution and climate impacts and benefiting from jobs and economic opportunities. As we have seen in recent climate-fueled disasters such as Hurricanes Maria and Harvey, our communities are often the most impacted by the disaster and recovery challenges.”

 

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