Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R.
4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. This legislation makes overdue
reforms to federal energy policy and authorizes funds to assist in transforming
our energy economy.
In response, WWF issued the following statement
from Alejandro Perez, senior vice president, policy and government affairs:
“With record heat, fires, and pollution in the
west and devastating tropical storms along the Gulf Coast, it is evident that
the climate crisis is here and that we cannot wait to act.
“The House energy package will help advance
cutting-edge research, development, and innovation, which are essential for the
bolder actions required to address the climate crisis. Those bolder steps are
yet to come, and Congress needs to do much more to ensure that innovation is
paired with a focus on environmental justice and actions to ensure that we
phase out greenhouse gas emissions and the use of fossil fuels by 2050 at the
latest. Many of the provisions in this bill will have a real and significant
impact on our ability to transform and revitalize our economy and to
significantly reduce our carbon emissions using clean energy solutions.”