LCV Statement on Senate Introduction of Clean Energy for America Act

Washington, D. C. — In response to Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden’s introduction of the Clean Energy for America Act that would overhaul the federal energy tax code, create jobs and combat climate change, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Legislative Director Matthew Davis:

“We applaud Chairman Wyden for leading a visionary bill to accelerate our transition to clean electricity, transportation, and buildings. Taking a holistic, decade-long approach to tax incentives for decarbonizing these three major sectors, and eliminating subsidies for fossil fuels, would help put us on track to meet the science-based carbon reduction goals needed to stave off the most severe impacts of climate change, which is hurting communities of color and low wealth communities the most. We’re happy to see inclusion of requirements that will ensure this clean energy transition maintains and creates good-paying union jobs and look forward to making sure these investments also translate into domestic manufacturing of clean energy components and grow the U.S. supply chain.”

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