Biden’s Climate Plan to Advance Economy, Equity, Jobs and Cut Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In his State of the Union address tonight, President Biden called for the Senate to pass clean energy and climate investments the House has already approved.

Manish Bapna, president and CEO of NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) made the following statement:

“The state of the environment is imperiled. Tonight, the president laid out a plan to confront the climate crisis - and he called on the nation to act.

“We can’t stand idle while rising seas, withering drought, blistering heat and raging wildfires, storms and floods inflict a widening toll on the nation and around the world. It’s time to invest in cleaner, smarter ways to power our future, cut costs for our families and create jobs.

“Biden laid out a plan to do all that in a way that will make our economy stronger, our society more equitable and our nation more secure. It’s time for the Senate to pass it.”

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

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