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Senate Democrats Float Net-Zero 2050 Bill With Central EPA Role

February 11, 2020
Nearly three dozen Senate Democrats are introducing new legislation directing EPA to implement a far-reaching plan using its existing Clean Air Act authority to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while including strong labor and environmental justice protections. The approach laid out in legislative text and a summary for the “Clean Economy Act of 2020” shares the top-line GHG target articulated by House Energy & Commerce Committee Democrats in their draft climate legislation released last month . But in...


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