Accra, Ghana – Today, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement:
Each year, Earth Day provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the natural beauty of the world around us and to recommit ourselves to creating a healthier and more sustainable planet. The decisions we make now will determine the health of the Earth for our children and grandchildren. Inaction is not an option.
Last year, House Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act to strike a dramatic blow against the climate crisis, set our planet on a sustainable trajectory forward and stand up a clean energy economy. This was the largest federal climate investment in our nation’s history but our work is far from over. We will continue to address the climate crisis with the fierce urgency of now and fight back against extreme MAGA Republican attempts to put polluters over people.