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New Paths Forward on Climate

Climate change isn't going away anytime soon. But the partisan divides around it might.

Last night, Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced a strongly bipartisan bill that will cut carbon pollution and create jobs. Join FCNL's advocacy by sending a message to your senators urging them to support this legislation.

Just minutes ago, President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline. Moving forward from that divisive debate, bipartisan cooperation will be even more important. The Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill is one of four on energy and climate we're expecting in the next few months. Together, these bills could open new paths for Congress to act on climate change.

This legislation came just five votes short in the last session of Congress, and there's real potential for it to pass into law this year. It would update building codes and create incentives to build more efficiently. If passed, this bill would establish policy resulting in an expected 650 million fewer metric tons of CO2; more than 190,000 jobs; and nearly $100 billion in savings for families, governments and businesses.

Energy efficiency isn't all we need, but it's an important step in the right direction. Tell Congress: act now for less carbon pollution and more jobs.

I'm looking forward to working with you for a more sustainable future.

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