Major Climate Legislation Passes Senate and House!
From CCL National:
August 12, 2022 – Today, the U.S. House passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, putting the U.S. on a path to at least 40% emissions reduction by 2030. House passage comes less than a week after the legislation passed the U.S. Senate, meaning the bill has now cleared all legislative hurdles and is on its way to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
CCL is thrilled to see, for the first time, the U.S. Congress taking action that reflects the scale of the climate problem. Our organization’s grassroots energy helped keep climate change on the agenda for congressional action throughout months of an uncertain reconciliation process. Our supporters generated more than 200,000 calls and emails to Congress since last July, urging lawmakers to be as ambitious as possible with their climate action. We’re proud to be part of the robust climate movement that helped this day arrive.
Yolo CCL Leaders Meet with Congressman Mike Thompson
Congressman Mike Thompson and aide Lucy Brazil met with Yolo CCL leaders in Davis on October 26. We thanked him for his authoring of the Green Act, which ended up being 85% of the climate actions included in the Inflation Reduction Act. We had an excellent discussion of the current political scene and the potential for climate legislation in 2023, including carbon border adjustments, permitting reform for green infrastructure, and defending the climate provisions of the IRA.