Chair Castor Applauds President Biden's Ambitious Emissions Reduction Goal
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.”
- In June of 2020, the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Democrats released the majority staff report Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America. This report provides a roadmap for Congress—a Climate Crisis Action Plan—to build a prosperous, clean energy economy that values workers, advances environmental justice, and is prepared to meet the challenges of the climate crisis.