07/07/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/07/2020 15:06
WASHINGTON, DC - Last week, the house Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released its congressional climate action plan aimed at achieving net-zero carbon pollution by 2050 and addressing the legacy of environmental injustice harming America's low-income communities and communities of color.
The report identifies three bills authored by Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) as important legislation to pass in order to successfully address climate change by conserving old growth forests, protecting special places from exploitation and help wildlife adapt to the impacts of climate change. The bills highlighted were:
Rep. Gallego made the following statement:
'In order to turn the tide of the climate crisis in our lifetime, we must prioritize bold policies that sustainably address emissions, public lands, clean air and water, and renewable energy development while boosting our economy, creating jobs, and empowering communities that have long borne the brunt of environmental neglect and exploitation.
'That's why I will continue to work tirelessly in Congress to author and pass legislation like the bills highlighted in this report. Future generations are counting on us.'
The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis was created at the outset of the 116th Congress to deliver policy recommendations to other House committees on how to solve the climate crisis. The full Select Committee report is viewable here.