FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2022
BOULDER, Colo. – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) executive director Lise Aangeenbrug today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Inflation Reduction Act, just days after the U.S. Senate did the same:
“Climate change is not an abstract theory, rather we are seeing its impacts play out in real-time, dramatically shaping the way people live and every aspect of the economy – including the outdoor industry. These facts are not lost on the American people, as three-quarters of Americans support a U.S. role in global efforts to address climate change. Today’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act – and the bill’s $369 billion in new funding for climate solutions and infrastructure – marks a key inflection point in this country’s fight against climate change. On behalf of the $689 billion outdoor recreation economy and 4.3 million Americans who make a living working in this dynamic industry, we commend each member of Congress and those among our ranks who tirelessly fought and advocated to see this day become a reality.”
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.