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USA - Ambitious Climate Change Plan Announced by House Democrats

House Democrats revealed a 547-page climate crisis action plan in mid-June that is being billed as “the most ambitious climate change plane to date,” according to Politico.

The plan was issued by the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and is titled “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America.”

The Climate Crisis Action Plan (the Plan) contains hundreds of recommendations grouped into 12 “pillars,” which are:

  • Invest in Infrastructure to Build a Just, Equitable, and Resilient Clean Energy Economy
  • Drive Innovation and Deployment of Clean Energy and Deep Decarbonization Technologies
  • Transform U.S. Industry and Expand Domestic Manufacturing of Clean Energy and Zero-Emission Technologies
  • Break Down Barriers for Clean Energy Technologies
  • Invest in America’s Workers and Build a Fairer Economy
  • Invest in Disproportionately Exposed Communities to Cut Pollution and Advance Environmental Justice
  • Improve Public Health and Manage Climate Risks to Health Infrastructure
  • Invest in American Agriculture for Climate Solutions
  • Make U.S. Communities More Resilient to the Impacts of Climate Change
  • Protect and Restore America’s Lands, Waters, Ocean, and Wildlife
  • Confront Climate Risks to America’s National Security and Restore America’s Leadership on the International Stage
  • Strengthen America’s Core Institutions to Facilitate Climate Action

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