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Washington, DC – Yesterday, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Subcommittee Chairs Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced an updated version of the Clean Future Act. The bill set targets of 50% reductions in total greenhouse gas emissions across the entire economy by no later than 2030, and 100% by no later than 2050. The bill also requires the power sector to make deep cuts in pollution, broadly consistent with President Biden’s commitment to 100% clean electricity by 2035.
In response to the introduction of the Clean Future Act, Trisha Dello Iacono, Legislative Manager at Moms Clean Air Force, issued the following statement:
“This sweeping policy proposal would put us on a path toward climate safety for our families, and for moms, that’s exactly the right priority for Congress right now. The Clean Future Act will help those communities that have been hardest hit by climate change, pollution, and COVID. This legislation will clean up the carbon dioxide and methane pollution that is causing climate change, and sets us on a path to get us to net zero pollution by 2050. It also provides funds to support environmental justice communities and robust energy efficiency investments.
“Moms Clean Air Force is especially supportive of the fact that the Clean Future Act includes $25 billion to transition diesel school buses to zero emissions electric school buses, ensuring our children are not being exposed to harmful diesel pollution during their commute to and from school. The time is now to make sure that, when our children do go back to school, they don’t have to breathe diesel pollution on the school bus. This is good for kids, drivers, and communities, and helps reduce harmful climate pollution as well. The Clean Future Act is the kind of transformative climate policy that will help us fight the climate crisis and protect our children’s health and future.”