WASHINGTON, D.C. — New legislation from U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will ensure communities, schools, workers and other essential services do not suffer during the essential transition to the clean energy economy. Heinrich’s Schools and State Budgets Certainty Act will provide local leaders and workers support and certainty as the nation’s energy strategy shifts.
“We have a responsibility to ensure that the transition to a clean energy economy leaves no one behind and expands economic opportunities. While it’s easy to talk about supporting the communities and energy workers who have powered our nation, it’s something else to provide a concrete plan to ensure that communities, schools, workers, and families are kept whole — and that’s exactly what Senator Heinrich has done,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “We applaud Senator Heinrich for introducing the first serious proposal to ensure that the transition to cleaner sources of energy is fair for communities that depend upon fossil fuel revenues and prevent the elimination of essential services.”
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