For Immediate Release:
Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
(434) 989-3197 | firstname.lastname@example.org
RICHMOND – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the landmark Build Back Better Act, which contains a $555 billion investment in clean energy and climate action – the largest in our nation’s history and one that puts us on a pathway to cutting carbon pollution in half by 2030 and meeting the urgency of the climate crisis.
In response to this historic announcement, Michael Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, issued the following statement:
“Today’s vote in the House paves the way for the largest step we’ve ever taken as a country to address climate change, cut pollution, and expand clean energy. The members of Virginia’s House Delegation who supported the Build Back Better Act should be proud of the votes they cast today – this landmark effort will grow Virginia’s economy, protect vulnerable communities, and put us on the path we need to cut carbon pollution in half by 2030. The decision whether to respond accordingly to the largest environmental threat we’ve ever faced now rests with the Senate, and we thank U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine for helping us get to this point. We are confident they will continue to be on the right side of history.”
We build a stronger, more diverse, and more engaged conservation voter movement in order to protect the natural environment and improve the quality of life of all Virginians. We envision an equitable and just Virginia, where all communities enjoy clean air and water, open space, a liveable climate, and a democracy that works for all Virginians. For more information, visit www.valcvef.org.