STATEMENT: CAP’s Christy Goldfuss Says Urgent Action Is Needed To Build a Clean Future

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced the Clean Economy Act of 2019. In response, Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:

President Donald Trump’s continued climate denial undermines progress and threatens our future. The United States cannot afford to sit on the sidelines any longer, and for the sake of our economy, our national security, and our environment, we must take urgent action to build the clean future that scientists say is necessary. We applaud Sen. Carper for his bold leadership in the Senate to move us toward this future.

For more on a 100 percent clean energy future:

  • Read the report, “A 100 Percent Clean Future,” by John Podesta, Christy Goldfuss, Trevor Higgins, Bidisha Bhattacharyya, Alan Yu, and Kristina Costa.
  • Read the fact sheet on the policy principles and benchmarks in “A 100 Percent Clean Future.”
  • View an interactive that shows how six sector-specific benchmarks are enough to achieve roughly 90 percent of the emissions reductions required by 2050.
  • Read CAP’s fact sheet on how state policy successes can inform federal action on climate change.

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, please contact Ari Drennen at or 202-741-6372.