House Leaders Unveil Major Plan to Curb the Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON  – House Democratic environmental leaders today unveiled legislation intended to comprehensively address climate change. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone of New Jersey and colleagues proposed the “Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act,” which would cut greenhouse gas pollution, boost energy efficiency, protect vulnerable communities and expand clean energy.

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

“We welcome Chairman Pallone and Energy & Commerce members’ work to advance discussions on solutions to the climate crisis. NRDC looks forward to digging into the details of the CLEAN Future Act discussion draft and working with the committee members to ensure that it rises to meet the growing dangers we face from climate change.”


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