House Passes Historic Climate Bill that “Will Reshape the Decades Ahead”

August 12, 2022
Matthew Tresaugue, 713-392-7888,

“This moment was decades in the making, and it will reshape the decades ahead. The legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives will make a big difference in people’s lives by lowering costs and creating jobs while moving us toward a clean energy future. It’s a major step in the bold action President Biden promised when he declared the climate crisis is a ‘code red.’

“Over the last few years, we've become so accustomed to bad news that it's almost hard to process good news. Well, this is great news. It's the biggest thing ever for modernizing our economy, breaking our dependence on world oil markets, and getting back to a stable climate. It will significantly lower energy costs for the American people, making it cheaper and easier to power homes and offices with clean energy. It will stop billions of tons of climate pollution. I believe it will begin a virtuous cycle of greater ambition around the world.

“Speaker Pelosi deserves great credit for her leadership. Time and again since becoming Speaker, she has delivered on climate action.

“There is more work to be done, of course, but this is generationally unprecedented progress that will create momentum for the work ahead. This achievement for a better, safer, more stable world is a desperately needed antidote to cynicism. We can create a better future for ourselves when we work for it.”

            - Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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