For Immediate Release: January 27th, 2022
Interfaith Power & Light Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of President Biden’s Climate-Related Executive Actions, Urges Congress to Deliver on Climate Action
Washington, DC – Today is the one-year anniversary of President Joe Biden signing a number of climate- and environmental justice-focused executive orders and presidential memorandums, putting the U.S. back on track to address the climate crisis and protect our health and environment from the catastrophic impacts of climate change. These actions included rejoining the Paris climate agreement and establishing an administration-wide initiative on racial and environmental justice. To mark the anniversary, Interfaith Power & Light’s President Rev. Susan Hendershot released the following statement:
“In one of his first acts as president, Joe Biden demonstrated that he was deeply committed to addressing climate change with a series of ambitious executive actions to tackle this crisis. These executive actions represented a new beginning of policies that align with our core faith values of protecting our common home and caring for those who are most vulnerable. While Interfaith Power & Light is grateful for all the progress made by the Biden administration over the past year, more work needs to be done to solve the climate crisis. We have a moral responsibility to care for our neighbors and to protect our children’s future. Climate can’t wait. The faith community continues to call 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. This starts with passing the historic Build Back Better Act before Congress right now, and its $550 billion in investments that will deliver on climate, justice, and jobs.”
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.