The fight to ensure that anti-climate provisions are stripped from Infrastructure & Reconciliation before they are passed is NOT OVER!
Already Democrats are looking to negotiate a significantly smaller investment in our progressive priorities while pushing unabated the mostly business as usual Infrastructure bill. We must push back now to continue moving forward on justice and climate change. To that end we are hoping that our new report will help.
Please Read and Share this NEW REPORT by the John Muir Project & Center for Sustainable Economy, which details the dramatic increase in carbon emissions that would result from the logging provisions in both the Infrastructure Bill and Budget Reconciliation as they are currently written. These increases in emissions would worsen the public health crisis and once again heap the burden of climate change on communities which our political and economic systems have ensured have the least ability to respond. The report also recommends a path forward to reach our 2030 emission reduction goals.
#DYK Logging in the US emits at least 723 million metric tons of CO2 annually, which is over 14% of total US GHG emissions! Logging provisions in the #BIF & #BR would increase these annual CO2 emissions by 48%!! We can’t be #RunningBackwards read the new report https://bit.ly/3ugFNJV
A Report from John Muir Project and Center for Sustainable Economy
New Report details how provisions in Infrastructure & Reconciliation bills would increase annual CO2 emissions from logging by 48%, pushing these annual emissions well over 1 gigaton per year! We don’t have time to be #RunningBackwards on #ClimateAction! https://bit.ly/3ugFNJV
In order to reach a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 we need to reduce CO2 emissions, not increase them year over year for the next decade by logging the very ecosystems which serve as our natural climate solutions! Read the New Report https://bit.ly/3ugFNJV
Over 200 medical journals published a letter naming the climate crisis as the biggest threat to public health! @HouseDemocrats now is not the time to pass #Infrastructure & #Reconciliation bills which scale up CO2 emissions from logging. Read New Report https://bit.ly/3ugFNJV
BuildBackBetter: Biden Climate Plan Webinar
with Gov. Jay Inslee, Bill McKibben, & Rev. Yearwood
Oct 7-8, 2021 — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. PT / 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET
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Nancy Pelosi said over the weekend that the House will vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package by September 30. Whether or not that happens, to deliver on their climate promises, the House must also pass a Build Back Better reconciliation plan that contains robust climate action, and they must do it this week.
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