After Bipartisan Progress, Congress Should Go Bold on Clean Energy

August 10, 2021
Ben Schneider, (202) 572-3279

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a welcome sign of bipartisanship on legislation to rebuild better — and a necessary step toward passing the bold jobs and clean energy plan the Senate will consider next. We are focused on ensuring that Congress is ambitious about creating jobs, cleaning up the largest sources of pollution and addressing environmental injustice.

“The bipartisan bill includes helpful policies including funding for charging stations and orphan well remediation. However, on its own, the bill is just the first step in meeting the climate challenge we face. We look forward to legislative action on bold climate and clean energy provisions, including critical clean energy tax incentives, environmental justice protections and clean electricity and transportation provisions.

“Congress needs to take on the big challenges we face. We can rebuild America, create jobs and help solve the climate crisis if we’re bold. Now is the moment to be ambitious for a better future.”

  • Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

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