Earthjustice Applauds Introduction of the CLEAN Future Act in the House
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. The legislation provides a bold and forward-looking path to combating the climate crisis by reducing our emissions to net-zero and moving to a 100% clean energy economy.
The following is a statement from Jessica Ennis, Legislative Director for Climate & Energy:
“With time running out to avoid climate catastrophe, we need bold and equitable action to move away from fossil fuels to a 100% clean energy economy. We are pleased to see the House dialing up its ambitions to tackle the climate crisis and advance environmental justice with the CLEAN Future Act. The bill includes policies that would accelerate the transition to zero emissions transportation powered by 100% clean energy. The bill adopts President Biden’s goal for a 100% clean electricity sector by 2035 and integrates his Justice40 Initiative into several key areas. We thank Chairman Pallone, Chairman Tonko, and Chairman Rush for their leadership, and look forward to working with them and the committee on further improving this important legislation.
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