For Immediate Release
House Democrats unveiled a massive new energy bill today called The Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, a package that inexplicably promotes fossil fuels and would do nothing to meaningfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In response, Food & Water Action Policy Director Mitch Jones released the following statement:
“This proposal fails to deal with the climate crisis. It attempts to greenwash carbon capture, advances policies that would actually increase oil production, seeks to release new sources of methane from our ocean floors, and promotes ‘advanced’ nuclear power as a so-called climate solution. This package would lock in continued extracting, processing, and burning of fossil fuels for decades to come. As climate policy goes, it is beyond inadequate. To see House Democrats release this package at a moment like this, which calls for visionary climate leadership, is profoundly disappointing.”