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COMBATING THE CLIMATE CRISIS

In Congress, Joe has been working tirelessly to fight the climate crisis by advancing laws that protect clean air and water, reduce carbon pollution, and create a more sustainable environment for future generations.

 

Joe has taken action to ensure our environmental policies prioritize our families’ futures over the whims of profit-driven special interests. He knows that climate change is already causing devastating damage to our environment and impacting our economy, and that is why he is working every day to pass comprehensive legislation that tackles this crisis head-on.

In Congress, Joe has co-sponsored the following legislation: 

 

HR 2307 The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act 

Aims to reduce carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 and 90% by 2050 by putting a price on carbon. 100% of revenues collected from carbon pricing will be returned to the American people.

HR 7131 The Great Lakes Authority Act 

Would establish a Great Lakes Authority within the Federal Government to restore and protect the Great Lakes, promote sustainable power production in the region, and finance clean energy and green infrastructure projects.

HR 2773 The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act 

Would provide $13 billion in funding for the conservation or restoration of wildlife and plant species.

HR 2310 The Climate Change Education Act 

Would require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a Climate Change Education Program to broaden the understanding of human-induced climate change across the country.

HR 2021 The Environmental Justice For All Act 

Would prohibit disparate climate impacts on the basis of race, color, or national origin as discrimination. Affected individuals would be able to seek legal remedy when faced with such discrimination.

HR 2238 The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act 

Would provide incentives to reduce the production of single-use plastics in manufacturing.

HR 4079 The Saving America’s Pollinators Act 

Would help protect pollinator species by banning harmful pesticides and implementing a bee population monitoring system.

HR 2133 The FRESHER Act 

Closes a loophole for oil and gas companies within the Clean Air Act.

HR 815 The Artic Refuge Protection Act 

Would eliminate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas program and designate hundreds of thousands of acres of land within Alaska in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System.