Environment Arizona delivers over 24,000 petitions urging Sens. Sinema and Kelly to go bold on climate action with Build Back Better Act
PHOENIX-- Environment Arizona delivered petitions on Thursday to the offices of Sens. Krysten Sinema and Mark Kelly on behalf of 24,890 signers from across the state, urging bold federal investments in renewable energy and clean transportation to address the climate crisis. The petition delivery comes as Congress continues to debate the Build Back Better Act (BBBA), which would expand solar and wind power in Arizona, reduce pollution from the electricity sector, and help Arizonans buy electric vehicles and make energy efficiency upgrades to their homes.
Following the delivery, Lisa Frank, executive director of Environment Arizona’s Washington Legislative Office, gave the following statement:
“While we are grateful for Sens. Sinema and Kelly’s climate leadership to date, a summer of deadly extreme weather, impacting nearly one in three Americans, demands that our leaders do more to address the climate crisis. Climate change threatens the health and well-being of every single Arizonan, so it’s no wonder more than 24,000 state residents are urging our senators to fight for bold investments and deliver on clean energy growth. To meet this moment, Senator Sinema and Senator Kelly must act now, starting with providing tax credits to Arizonans who install solar panels, buy electric vehicles or make their homes more energy efficient.”