WASHINGTON, D.C. — New legislation from U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) lays out a bold plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the United States by 2050. The National Wildlife Federation heralded the Clean Economy Act and urged Congress to swiftly enact it and confront the global climate crisis.
“At a time when the global scientific consensus demands bold action on climate, Senator Carper has delivered an ambitious and collaborative path forward to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the United States by 2050,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “The Clean Economy Act proposes pragmatic climate solutions that support hardworking families, create good paying jobs, and address environmental injustices that disproportionately fall upon communities of color and frontline communities. The bill also rightly invests in natural solutions that will sequester carbon naturally, boost community resilience, and provide wildlife habitat.
“Congress should swiftly take up this bill’s common-sense solutions to demonstrate the resolve of our elected leaders to confront the climate crisis.”
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