New Jersey LCV lauds Senate passage of Inflation Reduction Act, calls for swift House vote

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

The Senate has taken a historic step forward in the fight against climate change, approving legislation that is the largest investment in clean energy in our nation’s history. It is essential to meeting our emissions targets.

The Inflation Reduction Act turns the climate crisis into an opportunity by investing hundreds of billions of dollars to build a 21st century economy powered by clean energy, creating millions of good-paying union jobs while investing $60 billion to address our nation’s shameful legacy of environmental racism.

Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez should be commended for their leadership and support of such a transformative piece of legislation. And now that the Senate has acted, we are calling on every single member of New Jersey’s congressional delegation to support the federal climate bill when it comes up for a vote later this week.

This is legislation Congress can be proud of, and it is essential to building a prosperous, sustainable future for our state, our nation and our planet.

We must seize this historic opportunity to curb climate pollution, invest in renewable energy and boost the economy while lowering energy prices for working families.

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