Congress Must Invest in Clean Energy
Investing in equitable climate solutions that address the country’s legacy of environmental racism while working to ensure that all communities have the right to breathe clean air, live free of dangerous levels of toxic pollution, access healthy food, and share the benefits of a prosperous economy
Laying the groundwork for an urgent transition to a clean energy economy that works for all, creating millions of well-paying jobs with the opportunity to join a union, and improving the quality of life for all Americans in the process
Addressing the linked climate and biodiversity crises by conserving 30 percent of all U.S. lands and water by 2030 and promoting natural solutions to the climate crisis that benefit all communities
By taking strong and equitable domestic action, we restore the ability to bring countries together to reduce emissions and help developing countries transition to carbon-neutral economies and adapt to inevitable impacts
The cost to U.S. taxpayers from extreme weather events in 2020—and it’s getting worse
CAP, “Extreme Weather Cost U.S. Taxpayers $99 Billion Last Year, and It Is Getting Worse” (2021).
The number of elected senators and representatives who still deny climate change
CAP, “Climate Deniers in the 117th Congress” (2021).
Human activity, largely burning fossil fuels, has warmed the planet this much since 1800s
The New York Times, “A Hotter Future Is Certain, Climate Panel Warns. But How Hot Is Up to Us.” (2021).
The number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction around the world today
CAP, “How Much Nature Should America Keep?” (2019).
Policymakers must reimagine the United States’ long-term approach to food production and distribution to build an equitable and sustainable system that works for all.
President Biden must reject ConocoPhillips’ Willow oil drilling project to sustain progress toward achieving the administration’s ambitious climate goals.
The Inflation Reduction Act’s $369 billion in climate investments won’t just tackle climate change; they will save families money, create millions of good jobs, and reduce pollution over the next decade.
Todd Phillips explains why the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in West Virginia v. EPA does not doom the SEC’s forthcoming climate disclosure rule.
Seventy-seven percent of public lands in the western United States that are ideal for renewable energy projects are in areas with low or no oil and gas potential, yet they are still prioritized for oil and gas leasing.
Fourth-generation commercial fisherman Luke Short explains why Bristol Bay—the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery—must be protected from polluting industries.
Environmental advocates gathered outside the Supreme Court to protest its decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency—and to urge Congress to take action on climate change.
More drilling won’t lower energy prices—but it will further burden frontline communities, pollute the ocean, and worsen climate change.
Congress should reform the Airport Improvement Program and the Passenger Facility Charge Program to prioritize stand-alone greenhouse gas mitigation, climate change adaptation, and other sustainability projects.
This Pride Month, policymakers and the environmental movement must consider how environmental injustice affects the LGBTQI+ community.
The FDIC’s proposed climate-related risk management principles for banks are necessary to ensure the safety and soundness of the financial system.
State insurance regulators and the Federal Insurance Office should enact these policy recommendations to address the risks climate change poses to both insurance companies and insurance markets.