On Earth Day We Need Biden and Congress to Pass Climate Investments

In anticipation of President Biden’s Earth Day trip to Seattle and speech on the growing clean energy economy, Evergreen Action Executive Director Jamal Raad released the following statement: 

"Earth Day shouldn’t be a day for celebration, it should be a reminder of the urgency of action on climate 365 days a year. It’s time for President Biden and Congress to act by passing major climate legislation. While the administration has undoubtedly made important progress to roll back Donald Trump’s attacks on environmental protections, and launch a whole-of-government response to fight climate change, the reality is that they will not be able to keep their promises on climate without critical investments through reconciliation. In his Earth Day address, the president should acknowledge the vital work done so far on climate, but more importantly, he should make a forceful case to the American people that it’s time to go further and deliver the bold investments we need.

“As the latest IPCC report reminded us all, it's ‘now or never’ to act on climate and prevent catastrophic warming. Over the next five weeks, the president and Democrats in Congress have a narrow window to deliver transformational climate investments that will fight inflation, disempower fossil-fueled fascists like Vladimir Putin, and create millions of jobs in a clean energy economy. But that can only happen if President Biden makes this bill his top priority and puts his dealmaking skills to work. Getting 50 votes in the Senate may require some difficult compromise, but leadership is about making hard choices, and this is the president’s moment to lead. It is time for action. This Earth Day, President Biden must commit to getting major climate investments across the finish line before Memorial Day.”