Frontline, Rural Communities Suffering Worst Climate Impacts Cannot Afford Failure
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The stakes are too high for frontline, rural, and poor communities for senators to walk away from clean energy and climate solutions in a reconciliation package. The National Wildlife Federation urged senators to continue climate negotiations and for the president to use his authorities to act in the meantime.
“Solutions that lower costs, reduce inflation, create good jobs, improve public health, and rebuild American manufacturing are within our grasp. Senators must stay at the negotiating table until the job is done. Failure is not an option, especially for people living in low-income, rural, legacy-energy, and frontline communities,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “The climate crisis demands action and we need our leaders to work together to reduce emissions, lower costs, and strengthen community resilience. We will continue to work with congressional leaders to invest in natural climate solutions, clean energy innovation and jobs, and policies that lift up frontline and legacy-energy communities.”
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