“Twenty-four governors told President Joe Biden in a latter Thursday that his administration must take more executive actions to close the gap between his legislative achievements and his climate goals. The missive from the U.S. Climate Alliance outlined 20 steps Biden can take immediately, including tougher emissions rules for power plants, cars, non-road vehicles like boats and airplanes, equipment such as water and space heaters and methane from the oil and gas sector.”
Launched on June 1, 2017 by the governors of Washington, New York, and California to help fill the void left by the previous administration’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, the Alliance has grown to include governors from across the U.S. Governors in the Alliance have pledged to collectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025, at least 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030, and collectively achieve overall net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as practicable, and no later than 2050.
Alliance states and territories are achieving lower levels of air pollution, delivering more energy savings to homes and businesses, preparing more effectively for climate impacts, generating more electricity from zero-carbon sources, and collectively employing over 40% more workers in the clean energy sector than the rest of the country. For more information on Alliance members’ bipartisan, cross-sector climate action, see our Fact Sheet.