Rep. McEachin Was a Champion for Climate and Justice

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp – Nov. 29, 2022

November 29, 2022
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“Today we mourn the passing of Representative Donald McEachin and celebrate a leader who took the climate crisis head on to make a better world a reality.

“Rep. McEachin urged us every day to act on climate. He championed ambitious legislation to put the United States on the path to a clean energy future. And he worked tirelessly to build healthy, thriving communities, free of pollution, and to ensure equal environmental protections for everyone in his Virginia district and beyond.

“As an Eagle Scout, Rep. McEachin often said he was fighting to protect our planet for generations to come, to leave it better than he found it. I am awed by his commitment and grateful for his dedicated leadership. He will be missed.”

            - Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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