(WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 24, 2019)—Today, Representative Donald McEachin (D-VA) announced that he will be introducing legislation to require the United States to achieve a 100% clean economy by 2050.
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is a strong advocate for 100% clean across the U.S. economy, not just the utility sector. The goal of the McEachin’s bill, to stop adding climate pollution by 2050, is consistent with the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
McEachin is leading the legislation along with Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Deb Haaland (D-NM), and Paul Tonko (D-NY).
“We need a serious solution for the climate crisis. Representative McEachin’s bill is an ambitious and achievable roadmap to a 100% clean energy future. By securing 100% clean energy across all sectors of the economy, we can create jobs, protect our communities and improve our kids’ health. It is a bold target that is consistent with science and will help us prevent the worst impacts of climate change. EDF 100% supports this bill because 100% clean is the energy that America needs.”
- Elizabeth Gore, EDF Senior Vice President, Political Affairs
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