IDAHO – In response to the White House’s release of the American Jobs Plan, Conservation Voters for Idaho issued the following statement from Executive Director Rialin Flores:
“We were happy to see the details of the American Jobs Plan, which includes significant infrastructure investments for clean energy, public transportation, energy efficiency, and clean drinking water. Addressing climate change is an opportunity to not only fuel America’s economic recovery and build a sustainable clean energy future, but an opportunity to create millions of good-paying jobs and secure environmental justice for all.
With one of the cleanest grids in the United States, Idaho is already well on its way to achieving these clean energy goals. In just the last few years, Idaho’s two largest utilities set clean energy commitments, and several Idaho towns and counties have committed to 100% clean energy. Idaho has a wealth of opportunities for clean, renewable, carbon free energy. When we tackle climate change through clean energy, we are creating jobs and helping Idaho’s economy recover from COVID-19.
We are also encouraged to see the plan’s infrastructure investments to improve infrastructure resilience and protect communities from increasingly severe wildfires and other climate risks. These investments will be essential to protecting Idaho communities from the severe impacts of wildfires.”
A memo released yesterday by League of Conservation Voters shows strong bipartisan support for the American Jobs Plan.