BlueGreen Alliance Supports International Climate Accountability Act
Yesterday, Senate Democrats, led by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tom Carper (D-Del), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced the International Climate Accountability Act, which would ensure the United States remains a party to the Paris Agreement and works to meet its commitments under the agreement. The bill is a companion to H.R. 9, which passed the House of Representative in early May.
In response to the introduction of the bill today, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Interim Co-Executive Director Mike Williams:
“We know that we do not need to choose between a clean environment and a strong economy—we can and must have both. The International Climate Accountability Act puts us back on the right path to build that future.
“The opportunity before us is significant. If we do this right—by investing in infrastructure, job-training, and the development of the technologies of the future—we will create countless good jobs and lead the world in developing, manufacturing, and deploying the next generation of clean technology. We urge the Senate to quickly pass this bill.”