Reps. Susie Lee and Dina Titus and Nevada Climate Leaders Celebrate Historic Wins for Nevada to Address Extreme Weather, Expand Clean Energy, and Create Jobs

Nevada Leaders Thank President Biden and Nevada Congressional Climate Supporters for Passing the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Today, Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) and Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03), State Senators Dallas Harris and Roberta Lange, and Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen joined climate leaders to celebrate the passage of two historic laws — the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — and highlighted how they will cut costs for Nevada families, create jobs, and ensure healthier communities. The group congratulated President Biden and Nevada’s congressional climate leaders for advancing these laws, which provide historic investments to cut climate pollution, accelerate the transition to clean energy, and advance low- and zero-pollution transportation.

 A full video of the press conference can be found HERE.

“The historic passage of the Inflation Reduction Act is a huge win for Nevada families for many reasons, including grants and tax credits that will help accelerate the transition to clean energy,” said Congresswoman Titus. “This law will boost Nevada’s economy while simultaneously expediting the transition to clean electricity in our State. It will create good-paying jobs and reduce kitchen table costs for hard-working Nevadans.”

“The Inflation Reduction Act is a big win for Nevada,” said Congresswoman Lee. “With this historic law, we’ve made good on our promise to deliver climate action and clean energy jobs. This law will not only help bring economic relief to our state, but it will also help improve the health of our families and communities and combat climate change, which has had a devastating impact on Nevada.”

“With the expansion of clean energy in the state, Nevadans can look forward to good-paying jobs that will help them access new economic opportunities while lowering energy costs for all communities,” said State Senator Dallas Harris. “The science is clear, our survival depends on no longer prioritizing the burning of fossil fuels. We cannot delay acting on climate any longer.”

The Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed into law by President Biden earlier this month, provides historic investments in climate, communities, jobs, and an equitable transition to clean energy. The new law will bring an estimated $2.7 billion of investment in large-scale clean power generation and storage to Nevada by 2030. A 2020 report found that federal clean energy stimulus investments similar to those adopted in the Inflation Reduction Act would add more than 39,000 clean energy jobs in Nevada over five years and support the continued growth of the state’s solar industry.

“I am proud to be the mom of two children. I know these bills will protect our environment and therefore, protect our children’s health,” said Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen. “As parents, we cannot sit back and watch while scientists raise alarms about the state of our planet. It is our responsibility to ensure that we leave behind a healthy world for the next generation.”

“We thank our federal leaders for delivering on climate action and clean energy jobs for Nevada. This law makes unprecedented investments in clean energy solutions that will drive down pollution and save families hundreds of dollars every year,” said Andrew Sierra, Political and Organizing Director at the Nevada Conservation League. “We are proud to celebrate this historic moment and look forward to continued action to address the climate crisis and secure a cleaner, healthier future for all communities.”

In addition to its promise of job growth and lower energy costs, the Inflation Reduction Act will help slash climate pollution in the U.S. by an estimated 40% by the end of the decade, which will significantly improve air quality in the region and protect Nevada residents from the detrimental effects of pollution. Speakers concluded their remarks by urging the Biden administration to use its authority under existing laws like the Clean Air Act to implement strong solutions for pollution that will help get us the rest of the way to the president’s commitment to cut climate pollution by 50-52% by 2030.

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