Chair Grijalva Statement on Today's Environmental Executive Orders: “The Right Way to Start Our Overdue Transition to a More Sustainable Economy”

January 27, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s new environmental executive orders.

“The last four years have been a feeding frenzy on our public lands and waters, and this moratorium is the right way to start our overdue transition to a more sustainable economy. We need to think about the big picture from now on instead of taking industry demands at face value, which is why the American Public Lands and Waters Climate Solution Act calls for exactly this step. The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act creates a blueprint for protecting 30 percent of our ocean by 2030 with a public input process, and we're going to move both of these bills forward in this Congress because as President Biden recognizes, we don't have any more time to waste.”

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