Market-Driven Border Carbon Fee Will Create U.S. Manufacturing Jobs, Address Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New legislation from U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Chris Coons (D-DE), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) will strengthen the competitiveness of U.S. clean manufacturing while also leveraging a market-driven solution to reduce carbon emissions worldwide. The National Wildlife Federation urged Congress to swiftly take up the Clean Competition Act as part of its work to forge comprehensive solutions to address the climate crisis.

“American ingenuity and innovation have a critical role to play in addressing the climate crisis. Senator Whitehouse’s Clean Competition Act will help drive demand for clean, made-in-America products and leverage a market-based approach to reward manufacturers for cleaner supply chains and processes,” said Shannon Heyck-Williams, senior director of climate and energy policy at the National Wildlife Federation. “Congress needs to adopt a comprehensive strategy to reduce carbon emissions, and Senator Whitehouse’s bill should be at the forefront of discussions on how to forge a smart, market-based carbon strategy while growing the U.S. clean energy economy and strengthening our competitiveness.”



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