Raleigh, N.C. – Today, in response to Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the NC League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) released the following statement from Executive Director Carrie Clark:
“Excited is an understatement! This historic legislation is a win-win for the environment and frontline communities most impacted by the climate crisis.
“With over $360 billion in clean energy, clean transportation, and energy efficiency investments, the Inflation Reduction Act is the most significant climate bill in American history. It will tackle our climate crisis with justice for the hardest-hit communities while saving people money and creating the American-made solar, wind, battery storage, and clean car manufacturing and installation jobs of the future.
“While we realize this is not a perfect bill, it is our best hope to date in addressing the climate crisis, expanding clean energy jobs, making prescription drugs more affordable, and creating a more equitable America. Let’s get this bill across the finish line and on President Biden’s desk this week.”