Recent reporting on the potential Build Back Better deal has indicated that investments in America’s industrial sector to reduce emissions will be included in the package. Policies and investments the BlueGreen Alliance is advocating for would deliver nearly 100 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions reduction in a sector responsible for 20% of U.S. carbon emissions directly and 30% if the electricity used by the facilities is included in their emissions.
The BlueGreen Alliance released a statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh in response to the reporting:
“We have the critical opportunity to reinvest in America’s industrial sector—to help transform the steel, cement, aluminum, paper, glass, and other fundamental industries central to today’s economy and tomorrow’s—in ways that not only achieve major additional climate gains, but safeguard and grow jobs in those industries and increase their global competitiveness for the long term. Bringing back and securing good-paying manufacturing jobs, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure systems with American-made materials, making sure clean energy jobs are good jobs, and ensuring we leave no worker or community behind is what we need to build back better. Now, Congress needs to get it done.”