Green The Church applauds House Speaker Pelosi and joins in her support of the
Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’ blueprint to address Climate Change
‘Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America’
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a blueprint to address the climate crisis entitled “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the release of the report at a press conference this morning,
Climate solutions give us an incredible opportunity to jumpstart our economy and protect public health, and ensure a bright future for the young people across the U.S. who are urging bold action. One of the lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic is that ignoring scientists puts us all at risk. We need to heed the warnings from scientists and public health experts, especially when they urgently call for action to address public health threats like the coronavirus and climate change. As we work to make people healthier and safer, we must also ensure justice for communities of color that have long been disproportionately harmed by pollution.
As we seek recovery, we need to rebuild in a smarter, more resilient and more equitable way. We need to invest in a 21st-century infrastructure that can withstand the test of time and stand strong against climate-fueled threats. We need policies that preserve and expand family-sustaining clean energy careers for all, advance economic and environmental justice, reduce pollution and address the climate crisis. Significant investments in clean energy are necessary to rebuild the economy and fulfill our promise to young people. The Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has provided a plan for action that will achieve economic growth, protect our health, and reduce the threat of climate change.