America has reached a critical juncture on climate change. To avoid the most catastrophic consequences of global warming, the United States and other developed nations must reduce global warming pollution at least 80 percent below 2005 levels by the middle of this century -- and inspire developing countries to do their fair share as well.
The Senate is considering the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. The bill would reduce global warming pollution by 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, support clean energy technologies and green jobs training programs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. And new analyses show that strong climate and energy legislation would create as many as 1.9 million jobs and boost our economy.
Join NRDC in telling the Senate to pass strong climate and energy legislation as soon as possible.
The bill would put Americans back to work and protect the planet. The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S. 1733) includes robust short- and long-term emissions limits, effective cost-management tools, consumer protection measures and strong support for the development of clean energy technologies.
I urge you to support and strengthen this legislation so we can get to work building a clean energy economy, reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil and limit global warming pollution.