Midterm Voters Turn Out for Climate Champions

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp – November 9, 2022

November 9, 2022
Matthew Tresaugue, mtresaugue@edf.org, 713-392-7888

“The U.S. midterm elections are still very much in the balance. While we don’t know all the results yet, and may not know for days, it’s clear that climate action allowed candidates to show that Congress can make progress on important issues.

“From New Hampshire to Michigan to Colorado, voters showed up for climate champions, returning many of them to office after passage of the most transformative climate measure in U.S. history. These unprecedented investments to hasten the transition to clean energy, spur innovation and reduce climate pollution helped prevent the losses that the president’s party typically suffer in the midterms.

“There's much work ahead. Climate change doesn’t care about political parties, and we will work with anyone who is serious about taking bold action to tackle it.”

          - Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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