Last week Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer introduced the Clean Jobs and American Power Act. If enacted, this bill will be the most significant piece of climate legislation to ever pass the Senate.
In the Politico last week Senator Kerry wrote,
“The Clean Jobs and American Power Act takes a comprehensive approach to meeting our energy challenge head on."
"It sets ambitious carbon pollution reduction targets, creates powerful new incentives for companies to find the most cost-efficient ways to meet them and makes historic new investments in technology and efficiency that will improve every sector of our energy economy. And it does not raise the deficit by one single dime."
"Based on the successful bipartisan plan that reduced acid rain, a market-based pollution reduction and investment system will set ambitious yearly targets. It will reduce carbon pollution 20 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050, a decrease that scientists consider the minimum necessary to avert a climate disaster.”
We need to let our Senators know that we want this legislation passed and passed quickly. There is no time to wait.