Top White House Aide Brian Deese “Indispensable” in Historic Climate Action

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp

February 2, 2023

“Brian Deese was indispensable in crafting and negotiating the most important climate law in U.S. history. A relentless optimist, Brian kept the goal of ambitious climate action alive when many were resigned to defeat by offering concrete, real-word solutions. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), with its $369 billion investment in clean energy, climate measures and environmental justice, is proof that government can help create a better future for everyone. IRA is also a demonstration of Brian’s strategic brilliance and commitment to economic security and climate action. He has my deepest thanks for his expertise, openness and partnership."

            - Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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