Clean Economy Act Will Put Workers Front and Center in the Fight Against Climate Change
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and 32 cosponsors today introduced the Clean Economy Act. The bill sets a national goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050—an objective the BlueGreen Alliance also calls for in its platform Solidarity for Climate Action, which was released in June 2019. Additionally, the bill includes measures to improve economic competitiveness, increase investments in infrastructure, ensure equitable access to worker training programs in innovative clean energy fields, and strengthen labor standards.
February 11, 2020
In response to the introduction of the bill, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh:
“This bill puts workers front and center in the fight against climate change and sends a clear message that Americans don’t have to choose between good jobs and a clean environment—we can and must have both. We thank Senator Carper for introducing this important bill and urge its quick passage.”