Momentum in Both Chambers of Congress Builds for Ambitious Climate Action

EDF statement from Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

February 11, 2020
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(WASHINGTON, DC – February 11, 2020) Momentum for a clean future is building today after Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced the Clean Economy Act that puts the country on a path to net-zero climate pollution by 2050.

“EDF strongly supports Senator Carper’s Clean Economy Act which is another example of the growing momentum across the Congress for bold climate action,” said Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs. “By uniting support behind the strong emission reduction target of net-zero climate pollution by 2050, we can increase clean energy development, enhance domestic job creation, advance critical technology innovation and protect public health.”

This important bill has a broad coalition of support with 32 co-sponsors.

Senator Carper’s bill comes just weeks after House Chairman Pallone unveiled the CLEAN Future Act, which lays out specific solutions to get the country to 100% Clean by 2050. It also follows Representative Donald McEachin’s 100% Clean Economy Act, which was introduced in the House of Representatives with over 160 co-sponsors.

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