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NEW YORK – Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director of ALIGN, leader in the Climate Works for All and NY Renews coalitions, released the following statement in response to President Biden signing the Inflation Reduction Act:

“The Inflation Reduction Act brings us significant wins in our fight against the climate crisis, including creating 9 million green jobs and reducing greenhouse gasses. This is a long overdue investment only made possible by decades of grassroots organizing. Now we must make sure we use these funds to help New York reach the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act,” said Maritza Silva-Farrell.

“But let’s be clear: the IRA does not meet the demands of the moment. We cannot be complacent with fossil fuel giveaways that will disproportionately harm Black and brown communities.The IRA is a victory as much as it is an urgent reminder of how much more work needs to be done to create green jobs, decarbonize, and move us toward a sustainable economy,” said Silva-Farrell.