Received this e-mail last night from the League of Conservation Voters in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign:
I have some big news to share with you.
For the last thirty-nine years, I’ve dedicated my life to public service to advance action to solve the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced: The climate crisis.
I’ve worked in several Presidential administrations to advance strong environmental policies to protect our health and planet — including serving as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 1993 to 2001 under President Clinton and as the director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy under President Obama. I’m immensely proud of what we accomplished over those years to advance safeguards for clean air, safe drinking water, and the health of our communities.
But over the last three and a half years, I’ve watched in horror as President Trump and his pro-polluter allies have worked to roll back that progress. Big Polluter handouts, climate denial, and environmental destruction have defined President Trump’s anti-environmental policy agenda. The Trump administration has gutted environmental and public health protections and exposed communities across the country — especially communities of color and low-wealth communities — to dirtier air, more polluted water, and devastating climate impacts. To put it simply, our families and our planet cannot survive another four years of Donald Trump.
That’s why ahead of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, I’m proud to announce that the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund is endorsing Joe Biden to be the next President of the United States.
The choice we make this November will define the world our children will inherit. The 2020 elections are our last, BEST chance to elect leaders at all levels of government who will advance racially just and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. Now more than ever, it’s critical that climate advocates across the nation join us and support Joe Biden for President and help him beat Donald Trump and save our planet.
- Joe Biden has been a strong supporter of environmental protections since he first was elected to the New Castle County Council in Delaware and was one of the earliest leaders in Congress to draw attention to the impacts of climate change.
- Joe Biden was Vice President during the Obama administration, which did more to advance climate action than ever before, including making historic investments in clean energy as part of the 2009 stimulus, the Clean Car Standards, the Clean Power Plan, and championing the Paris Climate Agreement.
- Joe Biden is committed to advancing solutions to solve the climate crisis by reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, recommitting the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement, and holding Big Polluters accountable for exacerbating the climate crisis and pollution — including addressing the burden of toxic waste in communities of color.
- Joe Biden has a plan to make an equitable, clean energy economy a reality for all. His Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice outlines a path to reach 100% clean energy, invest in climate-smart infrastructure, center racial justice and equity in our environmental and climate policies, and support the workers and communities who have powered our country.
There’s no doubt about it, Joe Biden is the only candidate in the race for president who will put people ahead of Big Polluters and fight to save our planet.
I can’t underscore this enough: We cannot allow President Trump — the MOST anti-environmental president in history — to win in November. Can you join us and chip in $5 via GiveGreen to support Joe Biden for President?
Thank you for all that you’ve done with LCV. Together, we can secure a safer, healthier future for all.
League of Conservation Voters
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