Climate Change & Environmental Equity Plan Bill
Republicans have even introduced HR398 stating that the Green New Deal is antithetical to American values. With this kind of opposition, I believe we must separate the climate change initiatives from the social justice components within the Green New Deal to have a bill that may be more likely to pass in Congress.
We will introduce the Climate Change & Environmental Equity Plan[et] Bill (CCEEP Bill). This bill will work to keep America and Americans safe from environmental pollutants, keep our skies clear and our water pure, and keep the environment free of contaminants such as greenhouse gasses for the benefit of future generations around the world.
The BillThe CCEEP (pronounced Keep) Bill works in support of the Green New Deal but pushes the ideas to further institutionalize the necessary measures to develop a sustainable environment for the next generation. The idea behind this bill is to CCEEP (or keep) the world, environment, and the people safe and thriving for generations to come. The objectives of the bill are as follows:
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce or eliminate the ability to sell and buy carbon credits.
Support zero carbon emissions energy innovations and renewable energy production.
Create the Federal Sustainability Task Force that will become the Commission on Sustainable American Living (CoSAL)
Invest in small and medium size businesses who will lead innovation
Create more opportunities for residential, small, and medium businesses to transition to green energy including solar and wind energy.
Develop the Green Grid Task Force
- This body will be represented by major electricity producers and green civic organizations to discuss ways to reduce fossil fuel production and incentivizes collaborations between governments, corporations, and civic organizations.
- Ultimately, the Green Grid Task Force will be responsible for developing the foundation of a federal Green Energy Grid Commission that will find ways to develop a new environmentally conscientious energy delivery system for all Americans that will become the international standard globally in the 21st century.
Fund enforcement of laws that protect the residents and workers at these sites.
Mandate and/or fund the clean-up of superfund sites.
New Jersey has significant Superfund sites about which we need to develop and awareness campaign to inform the residents in the district and to plan to have the sites remediated.