Rep. Peters, Sen. Coons Introduce Legislation to Re-assert U.S. Climate Leadership and Support American Workers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) unveiled new, bicameral legislation to establish a border carbon adjustment (BCA) on polluting imports. Imposing a BCA will protect U.S. jobs, reduce global emissions, and provide enhanced support to communities that suffer the worst effects of climate change.
Businesses Applaud: USDA Announcement to Restore and Expand Protection of the Tongass National Forest
Washington, D.C.— The American Sustainable Business Council and its collaboration partners Businesses for Conservation & Climate Action announced today its support of the USDA’s announced plan to restore and expand protections for Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Their plan will help to reverse the Trump-era action that exempted 9.3 million acres of the Tongass from the 2001 Roadless Rule.
On the occasion of a speech by President Biden about voting, the American Sustainable Business Council announced it was the first business organization to call for the Senate to amend its filibuster rules to allow passage of federal voting rights legislation. This article by The Hill highlights the move and ASBC’s support for the urgent passage of the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.