EVENT ADVISORY: Reps. Dingell, Neguse, Tonko and Panelists Discuss How to Build a 100 Percent Clean Future

Washington, D.C. – Climate change is the greatest challenge facing our country and the world. The science tells us we must act and move to build a 100 percent clean future no later than 2050.

While President Donald Trump and his team are still denying the science and enacting an anti-climate agenda that is damaging our economy and the health of American families, states and cities are leading the way on climate action. Nine states, along with Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, have already enacted policies to move toward a 100 percent clean future by 2050 or earlier. To deal with this urgent crisis, it is critical that the federal government build on the success at the state level to move toward a 100 percent clean future.

Please join the Center for American Progress, Environmental Defense Fund, League of Conservation Voters, and Sierra Club for a discussion on how the United States can build a 100 percent clean future. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Joe Neguse (D-CO), and Paul Tonko (D-NY) will join CAP Senior Vice President Christy Goldfuss to discuss pathways the federal government can take to build a 100 percent clean future. The second panel will feature advocates and state leaders focused on a discussion of progress and lessons learned at the state level.

Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.

A light lunch will be served at 12 p.m.

Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Distinguished panelists:
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO)
Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)

Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President, Energy and Environment Policy, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:
Barb Hartzell, Deputy Director, Nevada Conservation League
Pam Kiely, Senior Director of Regulatory Strategy, Environmental Defense Fund
Adam Maxwell, State Campaigns Manager, National Audubon Society; Government Relations Director, Audubon Washington

Sam Ricketts, Former Climate Director, Inslee for America

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at shananel@americanprogress.org, or 202-478-6327.