LCV Statement on Beto O'Rourke's Plan to Fight Climate Change


The League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, SVP, Government Affairs in response to 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s plan to fight climate change:

“This plan to confront the climate crisis is the kind of leadership we need from our next president. We commend O’Rourke for putting forward an ambitious and detailed climate plan that would start on day one of his presidency and continue throughout every day of it. His plan commits to prioritizing both executive and legislative action to immediately cut pollution, achieve net zero emissions by 2050, invest at an unprecedented scale in communities bearing the brunt of harmful pollution and those in economic transition, create good, family-sustaining jobs and more. It is also noteworthy that this is the first policy plan O’Rourke has released and that the first bill he would send to Congress would be a climate bill.”

“The 2020 election offers our last, best chance to address the climate crisis once and for all. It is a top tier issue for Democratic primary voters, and all serious presidential candidates must put forward ambitious plans to address the crisis on day one as president.”