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We only have one planet to call home

On this Earth Day, I'd like you to take a moment to imagine what a United States powered by 100% clean, renewable energy will look like.

✔️ Streets filled with electric buses and electric cars that don't release carbon pollution into the air.

✔️ Cleaner air. Cleaner water. Cleaner oceans, rivers and streams.

✔️ Millions of people employed in a 21st Century economy working to produce solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy for American families and businesses.

✔️ Weather and climate resistant sustainable homes and buildings that reduce carbon pollution and save families and businesses money on their utility bills.

✔️ A high speed rail system that gets people to where they need to go while reducing traffic congestion and pollution.

✔️ A 21st Century electricity grid that will prevent crises like the one in Texas from ever happening again.

We have real opportunities before us to transform our energy economy and create good family-wage jobs. That's what I laid out in my 21st Century Infrastructure Framework, and I'm glad to see many of those ideas reflected in President Biden's American Jobs Plan. The AJP will put us a path forward to modernize our infrastructure and invest in clean energy, and I look forward to working with the administration to get it done.

This is the moment we've been preparing for. Transportation is the biggest contributor of carbon pollution in the United States—we must defossilize it.

I am 100% committed to a 100% clean energy future. I will never stop fighting to transition America off of dirty fossil fuels to create a cleaner and more sustainable future for all.

Happy Earth Day!


Posted on April 22, 2021.

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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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