April 22, 2021

Whitehouse Pledges to Help Pass Large-Scale Clean Energy Bill to Meet Biden’s Ambitious New Climate Goal

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today applauded President Biden’s ambitious new goal of reducing greenhouse emissions by at least 50 percent from 2005 levels before 2030. Whitehouse pledged to do his part in passing legislation that will allow the United States to meet that benchmark and reclaim international leadership on climate.

“President Biden’s goal of reducing emissions by at least half over the next decade is historic and ambitious,” said Whitehouse. “The United States lost credibility on climate with the international community during the previous administration, costing the world precious time to avert disaster. With this new target as our guide, we in Congress have our work cut out for us to quickly restore momentum to the climate movement at home and abroad. I’m committed to passing a major bill that will lead the world in transitioning to a clean energy economy and create good jobs in the process. Let’s get it done.”

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