The BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh:
“Americans are already feeling the effects of climate change. The 2020 Hurricane season has already broken records, water level rise is impacting even the Great Lakes, increased droughts and longer fire seasons are decimating the West, and 2020 may well become the hottest year on record.
“At the same time, our nation is battling the interconnected crises of income and racial inequality in the face of a pandemic and massive job loss. We applaud the work of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis to explore solutions to the climate crisis that will not only address climate change, but will grow union jobs and build a stronger more equitable economy that works for all Americans.
“We are happy to see many solutions included in this report that put working people front and center, including commitments to workers’ rights and labor standards—including in clean energy sectors—to ensure climate investments deliver good jobs and healthier communities; measures to rebuild and invest in our nation’s infrastructure and clean, American manufacturing; and fairness for workers and communities impacted by this transition.”