Chair Castor Applauds President Biden's Ambitious Emissions Reduction Goal

Apr 22, 2021
Press Release
New Target Would Reduce U.S. Greenhouse Gas Pollution By Half Over Next Decade

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, Chair Kathy Castor of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released the following statement as President Biden announced an ambitious new target for the United States to achieve a 50-52% reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide net greenhouse gas pollution in 2030:
“We are ready to work with President Biden to unleash clean energy technologies, good-paying jobs, and American innovation as we make progress on his ambitious goal to reduce our emissions by half over the next decade,” said Chair Castor. “Today’s announcement is a historic call to action. It sends a strong message to the global leaders convened at the President’s climate summit, signaling that the United States is ready to lead again as we collectively solve the climate crisis and secure environmental justice. President Biden understands that ramping up our ambition means greater pressure on China and other large economies to act now - and not wait until the next decade.”




117th Congress