DNC Statement on Zero Emissions Day
September 21, 2021
|As we begin the Zero Emissions Day commitment, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and chair of the DNC’s Environment and Climate Council Michelle Deatrick released the following statement:
“President Biden and Democrats understand the urgency to act on climate change and have set forward multiple policies to combat further damage to the planet, including a commitment to reach net-zero emissions economy-wide by 2050. This Zero Emissions Day is a critical reminder of the importance of working to build a clean, safe, sustainable world for generations to come. Democrats are committed to fighting to ensure that sustainability and a clean environment for all are reflected in our priorities, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, which makes the largest investment in clean energy transmission in history and puts resources towards building a clean, 21st century electric grid and ensuring a clean, safe water supply through lead pipe replacement.
“President Biden and Democrats have proven that we know how to address the climate crisis. We call on Republicans to take the necessary steps to make sure that our children and grandchildren do not have to face the consequences of failing to act on climate change. May we take this day to resolve to build back better for a healthier and more sustainable future for all.”