“Today, we celebrate. But we do so with clear hearts and minds. The Inflation Reduction Act provides game-changing investments in clean energy, but also props up the oil and gas industry. Fortunately, the Biden administration can leverage existing, well-established legal authorities to avoid, minimize, and compensate for ongoing exploitation of the country’s shared public lands for fossil fuels,” said Erik Schlenker-Goodrich, executive director of the Western Environmental Law Center. “We urge the administration to take advantage of the roadmap we’ve already provided them to do just that. With the Inflation Reduction Act, the administration must use its new and longstanding executive authorities to solidify its commitment to protect 30% of our country’s lands and waters by 2030 and to deliver on environmental justice.”

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