FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2021
Contact: Julia Selker
Email: [email protected]
BCSE Statement on Introduction of the CLEAN Future Act
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) introduced the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for Our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act. BCSE President Lisa Jacobson offered the following statement:
“Today’s introduction of the CLEAN Future Act is an important step forward for climate action in America. The bill shows that congressional leadership is working for a comprehensive approach to addressing climate change and investing in a more resilient economy. The inclusion of market-based programs and provisions that aim to focus on all sectors of the U.S. economy is important. BCSE has long supported economy-wide approaches, as each sector has a role to play in reducing emissions and may require distinct emission reduction strategies. BCSE looks forward to working with Congress on the legislation to ensure that the bill addresses the needs of the American energy system and is an effective set of policy tools to reduce emissions, improve resilience, as well as create durable investment signals and create jobs.”
BCSE’s recommendations for energy and climate change policy are available online at https://bcse.org/policy-recommendations-energy-climate-change/.
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