This innovative report shows that repairing America’s infrastructure could create 2.7 million jobs, increase the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $377 billion,and reduce carbon pollution and other greenhouse gas emissions.
The BlueGreen Alliance urged President Obama to adopt a strong methane reduction strategy in order to advance the U.S. Climate Action Plan and meet the administration’s target of reducing the nation’s global warming pollution 17 percent by 2020.
Three representatives of the BlueGreen Alliance will testify today during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s hearing on the Clean Power Plan—a proposal to put the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants—in Pittsburgh, PA.
The United States and China made an historic joint agreement to curb carbon emissions in the coming decade, with the U.S. committing to cut national emissions by 26-28 percent below 2005 levels and China committing to peak emissions by 2030.