August 7, 2022

Whitehouse Votes for Historic Climate Legislation

Inflation Reduction Act will significantly bend emissions curve

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), one of the Senate’s leading climate champions, issued the following statement after all 50 Senate Democrats voted to the pass the Inflation Reduction Act:

“This historic bill makes major investments in reducing the carbon emissions that are responsible for climate change.  From cracking down on methane to making homes and vehicles more energy efficient to greatly expanding carbon capture, I’m proud to have shaped major climate components of the Inflation Reduction Act.  While there’s still much more to do to get the planet in the safe zone – particularly in the areas of executive action on regulation and eliminating massive subsidies for polluters by finally pricing carbon and instituting a carbon border adjustment – this is by far the biggest step the United States has ever taken to lower emissions.  It is good reason for hope.”

Whitehouse has delivered 284 speeches on the Senate floor calling on Congress to address climate change.  The Senator will deliver his 285th Time to Wake Up speech when the Senate reconvenes in September.


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