For Immediate Release: October 28, 2021
Interfaith Power & Light Statement on Build Back Better Act Framework Agreement Announcement
Washington, DC– President Biden announced a framework agreement for the Build Back Better Act, that will deliver historic investments in climate action, clean energy, and environmental justice. The bill will create jobs and drive economic opportunity while cutting the carbon pollution that causes climate change.
In response, Interfaith Power & Light’s President Rev. Susan Hendershot released this statement:
“It is the moral responsibility of our nation, and our sacred task as people of faith, to care for our neighbors, our common home, and to protect our children’s future. The faith community has called on President Biden and Congress to deliver bold climate and environmental justice investments that match the scale of the climate crisis and our communities’ needs.
The Build Back Better Act is a good start to delivering those investments, but we know more is needed to safeguard Creation and to achieve justice for the communities, disproportionately Black, Indigenous, and people of color, who are bearing the brunt of fossil fuel pollution. We now look to Congress to pass this bill with urgency and continue to take action to address the climate crisis at the scale it needs to be addressed. We look forward to continuing to work with the administration on its “whole of government” approach, and additional actions to curb emissions from vehicles, oil and gas infrastructure, and other sources.”
Interfaith Power & Light is a national nonprofit organization with 40 state affiliates and 22,000 congregations in all 50 states. IPL inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.