FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2022
BOULDER, Colo. – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) executive director Lise Aangeenbrug today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the Inflation Reduction Act:
“Climate change is not an abstract theory. We are seeing its impacts play out in real-time, dramatically shaping all aspects of the economy, the way people live, and our planet. The Inflation Reduction Act represents one of the greatest opportunities in recent memory to turn the tide on climate change, strengthen local economies, and show the American people that Congress hears their calls to invest in climate solutions. Although this package does not include one of the industry’s top priorities – the Civilian Climate Corps – we believe this bill is essential for the future of our great outdoors, the $689 billion outdoor recreation economy it supports, and the 4.3 million Americans who work in this vital industry. We are grateful for the leadership and perseverance of many of our elected leaders in the Senate to bring us to this important moment.”
About the Outdoor Industry Association
Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry. For more than 30 years, OIA has served as the trusted convenor, resource, and voice of the outdoor industry. OIA unites and serves manufacturers, suppliers, sales representatives, and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business innovation, and outdoor participation. The association provides its members with insights, advocacy, and opportunities for action that support the long-term success of outdoor businesses and ensure the outdoor experience for all. For more information, visit outdoorindustry.org.