Senators Lisa Murkowski (R) and Joe Manchin (D) revealed the American Energy Innovation Act of 2020:
- The bill does not stop drilling or fracking but does develop more solar and other renewable energy as well as carbon capture
- Portions of the bill mention exporting natural gas, a known emitter of methane into the atmosphere
- There is also mention of constructing new oil and gas facilities in Appalachia
Continued drilling and fracking will not deliver us to a climate-safe future. The only way we will achieve rapid decarbonization on the timeline required by the science is through bold policy action
Read more: https://grist.org/politics/dont-call-it-a-climate-bill-senators-unveil-bipartisan-energy-package/
Janina is a graduate of the Energy Management and Design program at Sonoma State University with experience in non-profits that specialize in sustainability and volunteerism.
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