SEEC Co-Chairs applaud President Biden’s order to rejoin Paris Climate Accords

January 20, 2021
Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Paul Tonko, and Doris Matsui released the following statement in response to President Biden’s order to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.

“Today we applaud President Biden’s immediate action to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement and call for unity in addressing the climate crisis as we strive to meet our Paris goals. As we work to overcome this pandemic, we will have a historic opportunity to build a recovery that advances a more equitable clean-energy economy while creating good jobs, elevating the needs of environmental justice and underserved communities, protecting our planet for the next generation, and meeting our international commitments. We look forward to working with the Biden Administration and our colleagues in Congress to take up this important effort.

“We further welcome the suite of day-one climate actions President Biden is taking as he begins his Administration, including his efforts to halt construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and place a moratorium on oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Today’s actions mark a critical first step in our work to decarbonize our economy and rebuild justly and sustainably.”