LCV Praises Biden’s Strong SOTU Address

National League of Conservation Voters Praises Biden, Emphasizes Importance of Climate Action.

President Joe Biden delivered a fiery State of the Union (SOTU) address to the nation last Thursday evening in his official annual speech to a joint session of Congress. The national League of Conservation Voters (LCV) was among the many observers praising Biden’s strong performance.

“President Biden made clear once again that he is all in on investing in our communities, infrastructure, clean energy, environmental justice, and climate solutions across the country. He spoke powerfully to the incredible progress of his administration, including hundreds of clean energy and climate-smart projects underway across the country and hundreds of thousands of well-paid clean energy jobs. We’re thrilled that President Biden announced the tripling of the American Climate Corps, which has already seen such an enthusiastic response from people eager to get to work,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. 

“Meanwhile, extremist MAGA Republicans in Congress continue to shamefully attack critical investments and threaten our fundamental rights. We look forward to continuing to work with the Biden-Harris administration and our champions in Congress to support and advance strong policies that protect our democracy as well as the health of our planet for our communities and for future generations, especially those historically most impacted by the climate crisis, pollution, and voter disenfranchisement.

North Carolinians Want Action

North Carolinians clearly want clean energy, according to polling last year. A large majority of North Carolina voters (75%) say it is important for the state to increase its use of clean and renewable energy sources and reduce its use of fossil fuels (62%). Additionally, two in three voters (67%) want North Carolina to speed up the transition to clean and renewable energy.

Other key findings related to climate change, the increase of extreme weather events, and the link between the two. Over half of North Carolinians recognize the rise of extreme weather events (59%) and the link to climate change (53%).

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