New Jersey LCV welcomes congressional passage of landmark climate change legislation

New Jersey LCV welcomes congressional passage of landmark climate change legislation

New Jersey Conservation Voters League Executive Director, Ed Potosnak, issued the following statement in response to Congress’ passage of the Inflation Reduction Act:

“The House of Representatives has taken a big step forward in the fight against climate change by sending the landmark Inflation Reduction Act to President Biden for his signature.

The Cut Inflation Act represents the largest clean energy investment in our country’s history. It is essential to achieve our goals of reducing climate pollution and averting climate catastrophe.

But this landmark law does more than that. By investing $370 billion in climate, the federal government has taken an important step toward building a 21st economy of the century powered by clean energy that will create millions of well-paying union jobs while reducing energy costs and tackling our country’s shameful history of environmental racism.

Every Democratic member of the New Jersey congressional delegation should be congratulated for supporting legislation that will strengthen our economy while fighting climate change.

While much more needs to be done, this legislation is a historic step forward in securing the future of our state, our nation, and our planet.

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