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The future of our planet

Our planet is gravely at risk. Almost two years ago, president Trump announced that, as of November 2020, the U.S. would pull out of the historic Paris Climate Agreement – a plan that works globally to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26%-28% by 2025.

We can't let that happen. That's why I cosponsored the Climate Action Now Act, which recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill would require President Trump to develop and update an annual plan to meet the standards of the Paris Accord – to keep our promise to the world.

Our response to the climate crisis is a pivotal moment in human history. The way in which we address climate change will be crucial to the safety, health, and future of our planet. Report after report shows that the Earth desperately needs us to turn our actions around, and prioritize the health of our people and our planet.

We need to take bold action and work towards the goals outlined in the Green New Deal and the Paris Climate Agreement:

  • Build long term carbon neutral infrastructure
  • Invest in clean energy 21st-century transportation
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and phase out our dependence on fossil fuels as quickly as possible.

We've laid the groundwork for our fight for climate justice, and you can guarantee that I won't back down until we've secured a safe, sustainable future for our planet and our families.

Posted on May 24, 2019.

As Independent as Oregon.

Peter DeFazio's common-sense proposals aim to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and develop options outside of the for-profit marketplace, restore economic and educational opportunities, hold government accountable and tip the scales of inequality back in favor of hard-working Oregonians.

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