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Conservation Voters of PA hails passage of historic climate agreement
Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Executive Director Molly Parzen issued the following statement in response to Congress’ passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which invests hundreds of billions of dollars in the fight against climate change:
This is truly a historic moment and a hard-fought victory for clean energy, environmental justice, and a vibrant economy. The House of Representatives has joined the Senate in taking a tremendous step forward in the fight against climate change by sending the Inflation Reduction Act to President Biden for his signature.
This landmark legislation represents the largest climate investment in our nation’s history. It will invest $370 billion to create a 21st century clean energy economy while creating family-sustaining union jobs, expanding economic opportunities for communities of color and low-income neighborhoods and helping to provide long-term energy security in the face of rising global threats, like Russia.
We want to thank every single Democratic member of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation for supporting this transformative legislation.
Change never comes easy, but after more than a year of hard-fought debate we know that the advocacy of so many people helped bring the Inflation Reduction Act over the finish line.
While this bill is not perfect and we still have more to do, we can be proud that we have seized this historic moment to build a more prosperous and sustainable future for Pennsylvania and our nation.