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Today, the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis released its 200-page plan for addressing climate change by accelerating the transition to a clean energy future. 

Centered on 15 policy proposals, the committee’s report “The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Energy Economy for the American People,” outlines recommendations that focus on reducing carbon pollution. If adopted, these policies would achieve net-zero carbon pollution by 2050, which is a necessary goal to avoid the worst impacts of climate.  

Earlier this year, the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released its own blueprint to Congress for creating lasting climate action.  

Aimee Delach, senior policy analyst, Climate Adaptation for Defenders of Wildlife, issued the following statement:   

“The climate crisis we're facing is indisputable and we need to act now. The pandemic has shown us that ignoring science puts us all in jeopardy and failing to act only serves to increase the growing risks to our health, wildlife and the planet. Species face a multitude of impacts from climate change, compounded by ongoing threats like habitat loss and fragmentation and pollution. We applaud the Select Committee for releasing its report and hope that the committee’s recommendations will soon become reality.” 

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities. With over 1.8 million members and activists, Defenders of Wildlife is a leading advocate for innovative solutions to safeguard our wildlife heritage for generations to come. For more information, visit defenders.org/newsroom and follow us on Twitter @Defenders.

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Senate Hearing to Examine Amendments to Endangered Species Act

Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today at 10:00
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Wyden, Manchin, Cantwell Introduce Legislation to Help Prevent Catastrophic Wildfires

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., today introduced legislation to help prevent the blistering and destructive infernos destroying homes, businesses and livelihoods and becoming all too common as the climate crisis grows.