(Boise, Idaho) – On Monday, President Joe Biden visited Boise, Idaho to meet with state and local elected officials and hear more about the impacts of wildfires on Western communities.

“The President’s visit couldn’t come at a more critical time when our state has been navigating the cost of inaction on climate change, from historic heatwaves and smoke-filled skies to increasing drought,” said Rialin Flores, Conservation Voters for Idaho’s executive director. 

“Thankfully, Idaho communities like the City of Boise have been leading on climate action policy for some time now. Three out of four Idahoans are now living in communities that benefit from city, county, or utility clean energy commitments. With new partnerships and investments at the federal level like the Build Back Better plan, we can work together to ensure we protect Idaho for future generations, build a clean energy economy, and leave no community behind.”

Conservation Voters for Idaho, a statewide conservation group, actively works with local communities like the City of Boise to enact climate action policy and clean energy commitments.  

In addition to Boise’s ambitious goals, in just the last three years Idaho has seen clean energy commitments from Meridian, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Ketchum, Hailey, Bellevue, Ada County, Blaine County, Idaho Power, and Avista Utilities. These communities are driven to address climate change locally, but need federal funding to protect human health and grow their local economies. 

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Conservation Voters for Idaho protects Idaho’s quality of life by electing pro-conservation candidates, advocating for sound environmental policies and holding politicians accountable for their votes on conservation and voting rights issues. Learn more at https://cvidaho.org/.