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.
A provision added into the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 effectively removes the ability of the United States to include obligations in free trade agreements to address climate change in trade deals.