LCV Statement on Senate Finance Committee Markup of Clean Energy for America Act

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of the passage of the Clean Energy for America Act through the Senate Finance Committee today, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Senior Director of Government Affairs Matthew Davis:

“We applaud Chairman Wyden for leading this visionary legislation that will accelerate our transition to clean electricity, transportation, and buildings. Improving overwhelmingly popular clean energy tax credits will spur investments in clean energy that are a vital part of achieving the science-based carbon reduction goals needed to stave off the most severe impacts of climate change — and are a key pillar of the American Jobs Plan. We were thrilled to see the committee work closely with labor and environmental justice allies to ensure the bill will create and maintain good-paying clean energy jobs here in the U.S. as well as ensure that clean renewable energy projects are incentivized to locate in low-income communities and communities transitioning from fossil fuel dependent economies.

“The Clean Energy for America Act will help slash power sector emissions, double clean electricity deployment, and speed the transition to electric vehicles. It’s time for Congress to pass the full American Jobs Plan, including these clean energy tax incentives in the Clean Energy for America Act, and deliver on transformational climate, clean energy, jobs and justice legislation for our communities.”

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