Pallone Applauds President Biden’s New Paris Agreement Climate Commitments
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today in support of President Biden’s new commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement:
“Today President Biden has reclaimed our position as global leader and taken huge strides toward reversing the damage the past four years of science denial has done to our credibility and economy. I applaud the President’s commitment to slashing U.S. climate pollution in at least half by 2030. This announcement is proof that he listens to the science, knows what this moment requires, and cares deeply about the long-term health and safety of our citizens. My climate bill, the CLEAN Future Act, incorporates this same goal, as well as our shared intention of achieving 100 percent carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035. I look forward to working with President Biden to translate these goals into reality.
“This commitment provides us an opportunity to empower our workers with new, good paying jobs in manufacturing, construction, and clean energy that can’t be shipped overseas. It will also allow us to prioritize the needs of our environmental justice communities, and revitalize our energy communities with the jobs and security they both need and deserve.
“This Earth Day, I join President Biden’s call for action. We cannot stand idly by as the rest of the world transitions to clean energy and our workers get left behind. We will not watch from the sidelines as the climate crisis wreaks havoc on Americans’ health and homes. The time for climate action is now.”