January 27, 2021 (BOSTON, MA) – President Biden continued his push to confront the climate crisis with several new executive orders today. Among other priorities, he committed to protecting 30% of the country’s land and ocean by 2030 and directed every federal agency to make environmental justice a priority. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.
“Without strong action now, the climate crisis will devastate our communities, amplify injustice, and destroy ecosystems essential to human survival,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “President Biden is ushering in a new era for climate and environmental justice by prioritizing the needs of communities that have long borne the brunt of pollution and poor health. Conserving 30 percent of our lands and ocean will also allow thriving ecosystems to protect human and natural communities from climate changes already on the way. Today’s announcements are a welcome break from four years of all-out assaults on our environment.”
CLF experts are available for further comment.