Senate Should Bury House Plan to Lock in Fossil Fuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House passed H.R. 1. on Thursday.

Christy Goldfuss, chief policy impact officer with the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), made the following statement: 

“This bill is a mess. It’s a plan to gut needed safeguards, dim the voices of vulnerable communities, and lock in decades more dependence on fossil fuels just as the nation is investing in cleaner ways to power our future. 

“The Senate should bury this fossil fuels giveaway. Then both houses should work together on ways to phase out fossil fuels and support the clean energy investment that’s driving innovation, making the country more energy secure, and creating jobs in red states and blue.”

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @NRDC. 

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