LCV and Chispa Support A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act

Contact: Emily Samsel | | 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. – In response to the introduction of the A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) was proud to join the Equitable and Just National Climate Forum’s group statement. Additionally, LCV and Chispa issued the following statements:

LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo:

“There is no better way to honor the legacy of Congressman Donald McEachin than by passing and enacting his signature legislation that now bears the late Congressman’s name. Critically, this sweeping environmental justice legislation would ensure that community input is central to the development of all new energy projects, in addition to the many important anti-racist policies in the Act that address longstanding inequities in our environmental protections. We should be passing the A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act instead of House Republicans’ destructive Polluters Over People Act. LCV commends the leadership of Rep. Raúl Grijalva, late Rep. Donald McEachin, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove, Senators Tammy Duckworth and Cory Booker, and the hundreds of environmental activists involved in writing and advancing the most comprehensive environmental justice legislation in U.S. history.”

Chispa National Director Estefany Carrasco-González:

“Chispa LCV welcomes the reintroduction of the Environmental Justice for All Act as the most important effort to address decades of environmental racism. We urge the House Natural Resources Committee to advance this bill without delay and enact these policy solutions that will give the community, especially those bearing the brunt of climate change, more power in determining the environmental and public health of the places where we work, play, live, learn, and spend time with our families. Four years post initial introduction, the dire need for our communities to obtain environmental solutions is ever more critical.”



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