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Jennifer K. Falcon, jennifer@ienearth.org, +1 218-760-9958

Indigenous Environmental Network Respond to Biden’s Climate Plan

WASHINGTON - Today, President Joe Biden signed several executive orders to tackle climate change and transition the country to a clean energy economy. 

The following is a statement from the Indigenous Environmental Network:

"While we are excited to see a pause on drilling and fracking on public lands, there is no grounds for full celebration until such extraction is banned completely. As for Biden’s pledge to address climate and environmental justice, we are optimistic about the chance to work with his administration in those endeavors, but we stand by our principles that such justice on these stolen lands cannot be achieved through market-based solutions, unproven technologies and approaches that do not cut emissions at source. Climate justice is going beyond the status quo and truly confronting systemic inequities and colonialism within our society."

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Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.

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