Virginia LCV applauds Biden Administration’s swift action on climate change, environmental justice

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021

Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(804) 225-1902 |

RICHMOND – Today, President Biden signed sweeping Executive Orders to protect our environment, act to address climate change, grow a clean energy economy, and advance environmental justice. These actions come just one week into Biden’s presidency, demonstrating his clear support of regaining America’s standing as a leader on climate action and clean energy and his commitment to protecting our environment and safeguarding vulnerable communities.

In response to this action, Michael Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, issued the following statement:

“After four years of devastating and destructive environmental rollbacks, it’s clear that President Biden is using the full power of his office to put our nation back on track to meet our climate action obligations and safeguard clean air and water. While Virginia has done its part since 2016 to ward off attacks on our environment and become a leader on climate at the state level, it’s refreshing to again have a federal partner. With so much progress in just his first seven days in office, we look forward to what the next four years have in store for our environment.”

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