Welcome
Environment & Energy Report

House Democrats Urge ‘Racial Justice’ on Climate, Carbon Cut (1)

June 30, 2020, 5:14 PM

House Democrats unveiled an ambitious plan to combat climate change that won plaudits from mainstream environmentalists, but disappointed some progressives who have tried to push the party to the left on the issue.

The more than 500-page report sets a target for the U.S. to cut 88% of planet-warming emissions by 2050 by requiring utilities to use carbon-free power sources and automakers to sell only zero-emission, light-duty vehicles after 2035. It would also curb oil and gas development on public lands, among other goals.

After 2050, the plan sets a goal of taking more carbon out of the atmosphere than...

To read the full article log in. To learn more about a subscription click here.