The hubs wrote a really bomb letter to Jarred Huffman many moons ago. It really made me quite proud of him.
The Huffster wrote him back. And unlike our “President,” the people writing his letters know how to spell sincerely. It prompted me to look a lot closer at some of his authored and co-sponsored legislation. Its exciting! Its a long list of items that would protect the environment, stop greenhouse emissions, and maintain our natural resources, even get us to 100% renewable by 2050!
Thank you for contacting me with your thoughts about clean and renewable energy. I appreciate hearing from you on this matter.
I believe we have a legal and moral obligation to cut carbon pollution now, and developing clean and renewable energy sources is one important way we can do that. To highlight the need for action on climate change and renewable energy, I was one of the first members to join the Safe Climate Caucus in the House. I have spoken on the House floor many times about the dangerous impacts of climate change, and have called on my colleagues to join me in taking action to promote clean energy. I am the lead sponsor of the Keep it in the Ground Act, a bill to stop new leases for fossil fuel drilling on federal lands and in our oceans, and reintroduced that legislation for the 115th Congress in 2017.
In July 2017, I worked with several of my colleagues to introduce the 100 by ’50 Act, a landmark bill to fully transition the United States to 100% renewable energy. I introduced this bill along with Congressman Jared Polis, Raul Grijalva, and Pramila Jayapal on July 19, 2017. The first bill of its kind, the 100 by ’50 Act includes a mandatory fossil fuel phase-out and major investments in clean and renewable energy, storage, and grid infrastructure to ensure reliability and affordability. It also will ensure that low-income and disadvantaged communities share in the benefits of a transition to 100 percent renewable energy, and ensure American competitiveness by imposing a carbon tariff for imported carbon-intensive products. I am pleased that Congresswoman Gabbard introduced a similar bill in September 2017, and I’m glad to know of support among my colleagues and constituents for these ideals. Remaining dependent on fossil fuels is unsustainable, and we as a nation need a comprehensive strategy for the future that shifts us to 100 percent clean and renewable energy.
Thank you again for sharing your views on this issue. The people of California’s 2nd District are the most important voices I listen to while serving in Congress. Please do not hesitate to contact my office if I can be of assistance to you in the future.
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