Press Release

100% Clean Economy Bill Curbs Climate Danger

Jake Thompson, 202-289-2387

Elizabeth Heyd, 202-289-2424

WASHINGTON – Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) and more than 150 original cosponsors today introduced the “100% Clean Economy Act of 2019,” a bill that responds to the impacts of climate change by moving the United States to a 100 percent clean economy by 2050.

Following is a statement from John Bowman, managing director of Government Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“This bold plan harnesses the power and resolve of our nation to confront the growing threat from climate change. It sends a message that the future belongs to those who invest in clean energy sources. And it sends a message to young people everywhere we won’t abandon you to a world of endlessly rising seas, vanishing species, civil strife and rampant wildfires, storms and floods.”


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