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Clean Air Task Force Statement in Support of Green New Deal

“Clean Air Task Force applauds the introduction of the Green New Deal resolution announced by Senator Markey and Representative Ocasio-Cortez today, and its call to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Dramatic action is needed to reduce the enormous risk posed by the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere.

“Specifically, we support the inclusion of all zero-carbon energy solutions for the power sector.  The vast weight of studies, including the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, have shown that a diverse portfolio of renewable, nuclear, and carbon capture and storage technologies provide the best shot at achieving deep decarbonization in a timely way at a manageable cost.  That is why the inclusion of every low-carbon technology in the Green New Deal is so important.”

– Armond Cohen, Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force