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For Immediate Release

Press Release

Frightening New Carbon Emissions Projections Require Bold Policy Solutions

Statement from Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch
WASHINGTON -

 The latest edition of the Annual Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration published yesterday predicts that, absent aggressive policy intervention, the country’s greenhouse gas emissions will rise in the coming decades. This scenario would all but guarantee catastrophic climate change events.

In response, Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement:

“This report has one clear message: we must move quickly to transition away from fossil fuels. While this outlook based on a continuation of Trump’s “energy dominance” policies is certainly grim, it is not an inevitability. Policy choices can be made right now to fend off climate disaster. But it will require bold, aggressive plans like the Off Fossil Fuels For a Better Future Act, which calls for 100 percent clean energy by the year 2035, with an 80 percent transition in the next 10 years. The time for tepid market schemes and corporate-friendly clean energy baby steps is over. Likewise, the transition from coal to natural gas has not helped reduce carbon emissions. Those approaches have failed miserably. Time is not on our side, but the growing mass movement to get off fossil fuels is our best hope.”

Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.

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